I own a Saitek x52 and enjoy flying helicopters in DCS but I was was getting frustrated with the design of the joystick. The spring design made it challenging and I wanted to have the joystick mostly mimic the feel of a real helicopter's joystick where the joystick didn't force back to center. So I made a mod that works very well for me and wanted to share it with the community.
The idea is to remove the spring and replace it with a set of magnets on the base and a metal plate "attached" to the joystick post.
Here is a picture of the magnet base (this is a representation o