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Old 02-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default How to remove Saitek X52/X52 Pro Throttle Detents

Here is a small picture tutorial on how to remove the Throttle Detents on the Saitek X52/X52 Pro.

I found a thread on this but I thought I would post another with pics in case someone needed a visual in order to do it. This is very easy to do only requires a small Phillips screwdriver.

I have found this helps very much for refueling and just all around throttle movement.

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Old 08-24-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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Could someone assist with the X52 Throttle detent mod? I removed the lug and put the throttle back together (it was pretty hard to put it together, it seemed as if the throttle doesn't really fit well..)
but now instead of the two bumps at the bottom and top of the throttle that it had because of the lug, now there is a bump exactly at the center. It's not as bad as the original bumps, but it's still distracting.

Anyone run into this issue before?
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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Please let me understand; There are two sets on %20 and %75 on throttle. Do you mean that by saying "detent"?

If so I plan to do that. If I do it, I'll tell it with detailed photos.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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Am very tempted to do this as I mostly fly helicopters and the indent is mega annoying, but don't want to lose my warranty.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:13 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Thanks for the tip!

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Here is a small picture tutorial on how to remove the Throttle Detents on the Saitek X52/X52 Pro.

I found a thread on this but I thought I would post another with pics in case someone needed a visual in order to do it. This is very easy to do only requires a small Phillips screwdriver.

I have found this helps very much for refueling and just all around throttle movement.

Have Fun!
Thanks a lot for this awesome tip! Works great. Got it done in 10 minutes - thanks to your how-to it was very easy, absolutely no harm done to the throttle and those annoying detents are gone so the throttle is nice and smooth all the way! Perfect! Thanks again.

edit : hmm, can't give you rep+ for some reason :-/
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:16 PM   #6
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edit : hmm, can't give you rep+ for some reason :-/
You can't rep an old post (over a few weeks old) and that post is over three years old.
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You can't rep an old post (over a few weeks old) and that post is over three years old.
Too bad, he deserves it! I'm very happy with my throttle now :-)
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Maybe you can rep me.

This is the same work (after Greb's thread) with more details: [X52Pro] Removing Throttle Detent (1280px Photos!)
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I did mine the other way. I only removed the useless idle detent, so I still have the AB detent. It required disassembling the same parts but removing the notch on the throttle bottom and putting the spring block back in. Been a really great mod.

The downside is there is no reversal from this.
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God, thank you so much for this. I mostly fly A-10C and KA-50 so there was no need for the detents. Taped the little spring block to one of the sidewalls inside the throttle in case I ever want it back in. Also took some of the excess grease that had worked out of the contact points for the throttle and put some back where it was needed. Put a little under the centering collar on the stick and it fixed most of my friction problems there too.

Also wasn't aware that the friction dial on the side of the throttle was supposed to click... spring was too short for the detents to engage at all. Stretched it by a millimeter (and replaced the FAR overzealous greasing job with a little gun oil) and now it's nice and snappy.
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