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FS2004 Cessna 172: Throttle Friction Nut?

Arch Deacon

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I have only been using FS2004 On Windows 10 for a week so please excuse what may be a newbie dumb question: I am using a gamepad

and have set the LH joystick to Elevator, Aileron (X,Y axis). The RH one is set to Throttle axis (Z Rotation); and this

works BUT, whenever I release it, the throttle sticks at 1500rpm or thereabouts (in the default Cessna 172).

My question is: is there something like a Throttle Friction Nut, as in the Piper Cherokee which I used to fly, to lock

the throttle setting when the control is released?

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In many real C-172s there is such a nut, but I've never come across a control for it in the sim. Chances are you either have something in that gamepad's drivers or in the device itself. Perhaps there's a spring to center it?


Larry N.

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Arch, you'd be much better off with a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick:


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