Logitech Saitek Pro X-56 HOTAS RGB Flight Controller

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Military-grade Space Sim Precision - Evolving the H.O.T.A.S.
Designed to meet the needs of the re-emerging space simulation genre, Saitek introduces the new X-56 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. System. Built to the same exacting standards of Saitek's award-winning Pro Flight accessories range, the X-56 Rhino delivers a multitude of customizable options.

6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) - New Mini Analog Stick Control Surfaces
In modern space sims control is becoming more complex than in traditional atmosphere-based flight simulations, with many more inputs required to achieve true control of the space craft. Pitch, roll, yaw, backwards, forwards, up, down, left and right (the titular 6DoF) all need to be accounted for.

This is why the new mini analog sticks are required; providing four more axes of control. Assignable to any in-game axis function, or programmable using the included software, running out of control options is no longer an issue.

RGB Backlighting - Customize lighting to suit your setup
Many PC peripherals now feature RGB backlighting and now the X-56 is no exception. Use the software to set the colour of the lighting to match the rest of your gaming rig.

VR Controller - Ideal for use while wearing a HMD
Piloting whilst using VR is a great experience but can prove difficult because you can't see your own hands, which can make finding the controls you need problematic. The X-56 places controls perfectly under your fingers where subtle distinctions in button feel and shape help you navigate the control set with ease. Even the switches on the base of the throttle are staggered or separated so telling them apart from feel alone is possible, leaving you free to concentrate on the immersive VR experience.

Contact-free Hall Effect sensors - Enhanced Stick Accuracy
The X-56 Rhino's control surfaces are incredibly accurate, courtesy of a 16-bit aileron and elevator axis, each employing hall-effect sensors. Developed from the ground up, Saitek's 16-bit axis solution enables extremely precise flight.

Adjustable Stick Spring Force via Advanced 4-Spring F.E.E.L. System
A ground-breaking, adjustable stick spring system allows pilots to alter the force required to move the stick. Four springs of varying resistance are included to provide a total of five different options. Choose the spring – or no spring at all – which best accommodates your style of flying.

Twin Throttle with Friction Adjuster and Throttle Lock
The X-56 Rhino boasts twin throttles – ideal for situations in which your primary engine is disabled and you're down to one – and also provides the option to adjust the friction required to move them. And if your aircraft of choice is single-engine, a handy throttle lock effectively converts the twin throttles into a single unit.

At least 231 Programmable Controls
Saitek's software provides the ability to completely customize all of the X-56 Rhino's axes and buttons. You can adjust deadbands and response curves to fine-tune axes to respond as you wish; all buttons can assign any number of in-sim commands, such as afterburner, Frame Shift Drive, target lock and weapon group firing. The software also allows programmability for an array of mouse and keyboard commands – from basic single-key inputs to very advanced, timed, and macro commands.

Your Saitek Pro Flight X-56 Rhino will include:

  • X-56 Rhino Stick Unit with USB Connector Cable
  • X-56 Rhino Throttle Unit with USB Connector Cable and Green Backlighting
  • Spring System with 4 Springs of Varied Resistance

Minimum System Requirements: Microsoft Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10,  2x USB 2.0 Ports

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Logitech Saitek Pro X-56 HOTAS RGB Flight Controller

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Logitech Saitek Pro X-56 HOTAS RGB Flight Controller Overview:

Military-grade Space Sim Precision - Evolving the H.O.T.A.S.
Designed to meet the needs of the re-emerging space simulation genre, Saitek introduces the new X-56 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. System. Built to the same exacting standards of Saitek's award-winning Pro Flight accessories range, the X-56 Rhino delivers a multitude of customizable options.

6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) - New Mini Analog Stick Control Surfaces
In modern space sims control is becoming more complex than in traditional atmosphere-based flight simulations, with many more inputs required to achieve true control of the space craft. Pitch, roll, yaw, backwards, forwards, up, down, left and right (the titular 6DoF) all need to be accounted for.

This is why the new mini analog sticks are required; providing four more axes of control. Assignable to any in-game axis function, or programmable using the included software, running out of control options is no longer an issue.

RGB Backlighting - Customize lighting to suit your setup
Many PC peripherals now feature RGB backlighting and now the X-56 is no exception. Use the software to set the colour of the lighting to match the rest of your gaming rig.

VR Controller - Ideal for use while wearing a HMD
Piloting whilst using VR is a great experience but can prove difficult because you can't see your own hands, which can make finding the controls you need problematic. The X-56 places controls perfectly under your fingers where subtle distinctions in button feel and shape help you navigate the control set with ease. Even the switches on the base of the throttle are staggered or separated so telling them apart from feel alone is possible, leaving you free to concentrate on the immersive VR experience.

Contact-free Hall Effect sensors - Enhanced Stick Accuracy
The X-56 Rhino's control surfaces are incredibly accurate, courtesy of a 16-bit aileron and elevator axis, each employing hall-effect sensors. Developed from the ground up, Saitek's 16-bit axis solution enables extremely precise flight.

Adjustable Stick Spring Force via Advanced 4-Spring F.E.E.L. System
A ground-breaking, adjustable stick spring system allows pilots to alter the force required to move the stick. Four springs of varying resistance are included to provide a total of five different options. Choose the spring – or no spring at all – which best accommodates your style of flying.

Twin Throttle with Friction Adjuster and Throttle Lock
The X-56 Rhino boasts twin throttles – ideal for situations in which your primary engine is disabled and you're down to one – and also provides the option to adjust the friction required to move them. And if your aircraft of choice is single-engine, a handy throttle lock effectively converts the twin throttles into a single unit.

At least 231 Programmable Controls
Saitek's software provides the ability to completely customize all of the X-56 Rhino's axes and buttons. You can adjust deadbands and response curves to fine-tune axes to respond as you wish; all buttons can assign any number of in-sim commands, such as afterburner, Frame Shift Drive, target lock and weapon group firing. The software also allows programmability for an array of mouse and keyboard commands – from basic single-key inputs to very advanced, timed, and macro commands.

Your Saitek Pro Flight X-56 Rhino will include:

  • X-56 Rhino Stick Unit with USB Connector Cable
  • X-56 Rhino Throttle Unit with USB Connector Cable and Green Backlighting
  • Spring System with 4 Springs of Varied Resistance

Minimum System Requirements: Microsoft Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10,  2x USB 2.0 Ports

 

15 CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Better than some worse than others.

  • By CatFish 911 from Ft. Hood, TX USA on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Pros: 2 section Throttle Handel comes in handy for planes which have 1 engine for Prop Control or Mixture Control
  • Review: I wish there was a few more switches on the throttle base so I could add things like Flaps, Gear, Speed Brake/air brake etc. there instead of having them on the Throttle side of the setup.

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  • By R from Rochester NY USA on Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • Pros: You just cant fly without one. I couldn't do diddly with an Xbox controller and now, since using this HOTAS, I'm an ace.
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X-52 upgrade

  • By A Customer from Napa CA USA on Sunday, March 07, 2021
  • Pros: 1. Variable Spring tensions 2. Programmability
  • Review: Bought this as an upgrade to the X-52 pro. Because of the ability to easily replace the spring with the various tensions options. I also bought additional springs for future needs. I've always like their Profiler app, and the programable custom curves features make it works even better.

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Awesome except for one thing...

  • By Dan from Stewartstown PA USA on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Pros: Fast, clean, a million buttons and knobs
  • Review: This thing has me flying like a pro now after flying with an xbox controller. Seriously... I didn't realize how good I was until I could actually control the plane...

    With that said... One major flaw. The twist spring for the stick is so strong I think I'm going to break the stick off. So I move rudder trim and nosewheel tiller to one of the million knobs on the throttle.

    Plus I heard the twist spring can break it. So elected not to use it at all.

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FSX 2020 & X56

  • By A Customer from Folsom CA USA on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Pros: Nice feel and many control options. FS 2020 comes configured for the X56
  • Review: The X56 works extremely well with Microsoft FS 2020. The large number of switches, hats, and other controls provide great options, minimizing the need to reach for the mouse or keyboard. The throttle quadrant is smooth with the right amount of resistance. The multiple spring option on the stick allows for excellent resistance. My previous stick was much too stiff.

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Great stick, disappointing quality control.

  • By A Customer from Portage, IN on Tuesday, October 06, 2020
  • Pros: Buttons, looks, software is just okay.
  • Review: Tons of buttons and it looks sharp as heck. The programmable software is fairly straight forward if a bit lacking compared to other sticks software.

    However for $250 it's a bit disappointing that the quality control issues are still present considering this is a second iteration, even third if you consider it an evolution of the X55 as well.

    The stick does have a bit of slop in the center which I had to cancel out by setting a small deadzone in the software, not a big deal really. Unfortunately the lower limit of the axes on the joystick do not match the range of motion of the physical movement of the stick. What I mean by that is when I move the stick to the left the X axis value reaches 0 while the stick has another inch of movement. Same goes for moving the stick up, but that one is only about a quarter inch of movement after the Y axis bottoms out.

    For the upper limits it works as expected. When I push the stick to the end of its range of motion it's just shy of the maximum axis value, then when I push a little harder on it it will max out.

    I will also add that Logitech, despite being a well known brand, have a very shady support reputation. I registered my stick, but it's not showing under my products on my profile. I entered a ticket, but still haven't received a reply a few days later.

    It's a nice stick, just be prepared for a possible RMA as the quality control is disappointing.

  • Verified Purchase

solid through and through

  • By A Customer on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • Pros: progamable for elite dangerous horizons
  • Review: Feels better mounted in place obviously lacked weight . which is not something oyu want in a product your producing or shipping but a few books or a stop at the hard where store is great get going.

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Better than some worse than others.

  • By CatFish 911 from Ft. Hood, TX USA on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Pros: 2 section Throttle Handel comes in handy for planes which have 1 engine for Prop Control or Mixture Control
  • Cons:
  • Review: I wish there was a few more switches on the throttle base so I could add things like Flaps, Gear, Speed Brake/air brake etc. there instead of having them on the Throttle side of the setup.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.
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  • By R from Rochester NY USA on Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • Pros: You just cant fly without one. I couldn't do diddly with an Xbox controller and now, since using this HOTAS, I'm an ace.
  • Cons: Cost, but if you can afford it it is worth it
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  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 4 Other people found this review helpful.
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X-52 upgrade

  • By A Customer from Napa CA USA on Sunday, March 07, 2021
  • Pros: 1. Variable Spring tensions 2. Programmability
  • Cons: - -
  • Review: Bought this as an upgrade to the X-52 pro. Because of the ability to easily replace the spring with the various tensions options. I also bought additional springs for future needs. I've always like their Profiler app, and the programable custom curves features make it works even better.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.
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Awesome except for one thing...

  • By Dan from Stewartstown PA USA on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Pros: Fast, clean, a million buttons and knobs
  • Cons: Twisting (yaw) on the stick is horrible.
  • Review: This thing has me flying like a pro now after flying with an xbox controller. Seriously... I didn't realize how good I was until I could actually control the plane...

    With that said... One major flaw. The twist spring for the stick is so strong I think I'm going to break the stick off. So I move rudder trim and nosewheel tiller to one of the million knobs on the throttle.

    Plus I heard the twist spring can break it. So elected not to use it at all.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 10 Other people found this review helpful.
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FSX 2020 & X56

  • By A Customer from Folsom CA USA on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Pros: Nice feel and many control options. FS 2020 comes configured for the X56
  • Cons: Both the stick and throttle need to be mounted to keep them from moving during game play.
  • Review: The X56 works extremely well with Microsoft FS 2020. The large number of switches, hats, and other controls provide great options, minimizing the need to reach for the mouse or keyboard. The throttle quadrant is smooth with the right amount of resistance. The multiple spring option on the stick allows for excellent resistance. My previous stick was much too stiff.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 13 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

Great stick, disappointing quality control.

  • By A Customer from Portage, IN on Tuesday, October 06, 2020
  • Pros: Buttons, looks, software is just okay.
  • Cons: Quality control, Logitech support is shady.
  • Review: Tons of buttons and it looks sharp as heck. The programmable software is fairly straight forward if a bit lacking compared to other sticks software.

    However for $250 it's a bit disappointing that the quality control issues are still present considering this is a second iteration, even third if you consider it an evolution of the X55 as well.

    The stick does have a bit of slop in the center which I had to cancel out by setting a small deadzone in the software, not a big deal really. Unfortunately the lower limit of the axes on the joystick do not match the range of motion of the physical movement of the stick. What I mean by that is when I move the stick to the left the X axis value reaches 0 while the stick has another inch of movement. Same goes for moving the stick up, but that one is only about a quarter inch of movement after the Y axis bottoms out.

    For the upper limits it works as expected. When I push the stick to the end of its range of motion it's just shy of the maximum axis value, then when I push a little harder on it it will max out.

    I will also add that Logitech, despite being a well known brand, have a very shady support reputation. I registered my stick, but it's not showing under my products on my profile. I entered a ticket, but still haven't received a reply a few days later.

    It's a nice stick, just be prepared for a possible RMA as the quality control is disappointing.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 9 Other people found this review helpful.

solid through and through

  • By A Customer on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • Pros: progamable for elite dangerous horizons
  • Cons:
  • Review: Feels better mounted in place obviously lacked weight . which is not something oyu want in a product your producing or shipping but a few books or a stop at the hard where store is great get going.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 3 Other people found this review helpful.

4 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022

    Q: What type of cord does it use to connect to my computer?

    A: USB

  • Sunday, June 19, 2022

    Q: Is it compatible with xbox series X/S?

    A: No, it is only compatible with Windows.

  • Friday, May 27, 2022

    Q: Is it compatible with the Xbox one?

    A: No, it is not. This is for Windows only.

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022

    Q: can you add a rudder control to it ?

    A: Sure!  You can find our flight simulator rudders here.

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