I am happy to say that the test sample of the mod works perfectly!
All related files and models are pushed to the repo. Here’s a short video of it in action:
The cool thing about the mod is, except for printed parts, it only uses a spring from a PBS-16 button which is used in the Huey head as well as an idle latch release button. So no unicorn horn powder involved =)
I will be adding software support for it today. It will send a joystick button press when the throttle is set to zero, so DF 407 in xplane and some other helicopters that have it implemented in an equally anal way will work properly =)
I have also added a version of a collective housing with a revision hatch for a rubber band based tensioner version.