Saitek is releasing a new HOTAS: the X-56 Rhino

Saitek's new product, the X-56 Rhino is aimed at the space simulation genre. But it can still be a great system for helicopter simulation.

The X-56 comes with a set of great new features that will allow for any simulator fan -- and not just the space simulator fan -- to use the full potential of a new, top of the line system.

The increased precision will allow for a better control of your aircraft and the fact that you can exchange the spring -- just like the X-55 -- allows you to use the joystick with even bigger precision and required less strength for you to, for example, maintain your hover.

The friction adjuster of the throttle will also be very handy for improved precision in controlling the collective.

The X-56 is now ready for pre-order and should be on the market on May 30th, 2016 for $249.99.

Images of the new X-56 Rhino

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Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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