Well, Sergio, you talked me into getting a collective, and I don’t regret my Virpil TCS Plus one bit. I was neglecting helis without having a proper collective, but now it’s all I’m flying in MSFS & DCS!
I initially ordered it without throttle, but changed my mind on the order before they shipped it, glad I did. I don’t use the throttle a lot, but it is SO nice to use practicing autos. I was amazed that for the DCS Huey & MSFS Bell 47 that I did not have to do any special calibration for the idle/fuel cutoff point, it’s at 50% axis travel, I guess that was planned by everyone. I think that might be why the travel is so long for you, the fuel cutoff side wouldn’t really need to be a whole half of travel in real life.
I did fly the Bell 47 manually with no governor, great fun! But now I’m actually flying the Bell 47 only with AirlandFS using the R44 profiles, so I have been keeping the governor on in the Heli Manager, and off in AirlandFS. I’ll have to see if I can still have the governor off in the Heli Manager, not sure.
The lock switch in addition to keeping the grip from twisting below idle, can also be used to lock the throttle at 100%.
I did have the stock 30 degree cam loosen - there was no loctite on the 2 screws, and the cam gets a lot of force on it, so I had to loctite it in place, but even with blue loctite, it is slightly loosening again, so I might have to use a more permanent loctite.
Yes, the collective has a little stiction when the friction screws are tight enough so it cannot fall on it’s own, but I guess that is unavoidable using friction to hold it in place. I have seen mods using a hydraulic damper instead of the friction screws, but it was on a sim rig frame, I don’t see any easy way to use a damper on my office chair installation. I did mod a damper onto my Virpil pedals, soooo nice to have the hydraulic feel on the pedals with no spring - and works great WITH a spring for fixed wing!