Looking for some feedback on how folks are handling after burner detents in aircraft that do and don’t.
Do you utilize a physical detent or something like the “fingerlift” setting for the DCS F-18?
If you do have a physical detent, what do you do when you fly a sim that doesn’t have an afterburner (like an A-10, GA aircraft, or Helo)? Do you adjust your axis end points so you can treat the detent as max throttle? Or do you use full range on you throttle and just push through the detent and try to pretend its not there?
I’ve done it all ways, and haven’t been totally satisfied. The finger lift button in the DCS F-18 isn’t very imersive, and sometimes I can’t tell if I’ve successfully engaged them or not. I added an actual detent to my throttle at one point that worked well, but then when flying a C-172 or DCS Huey, the detent made fine throttle adjustments very difficult in some critical phases of flight. I did at one point adjust the throttle end points for anything without an afterburner to max out when I hit the detent, but 1) it was a hassle to adjust all the axis in all the different sims and 2) some games don’t let you adjust axis end points like that.
How are all you folks handling it?