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detent

[′dē‚tent]
(mechanical engineering)
A catch or lever in a mechanism which initiates or locks movement of a part, especially in escapement mechanisms.
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Place the larger safety lever detent into its hole under the safety lever.
Place the buffer detent and its spring into its hole in the rear of the receiver.
The Ransom mat is made of a rubber like material and has a nice molded hp all around it to keep small pins, springs, and those little detent balls from rolling off the bench.
Progressive throttle with adjustable resistance, detents and LED position indicators
That ruins the detents that let you lock the doors down.
Rear doors now swing open to a full 82 degrees (nearly a right angle) with the addition of a third hinge detent, compared to the previous 67 degrees and two detents.
Depending on the stage of operation, a dial might respond with limited rotation, variable detents, or produce a spring or damping effect.
Stick Features Throttle Features -- 4 Fire Buttons -- 2 Fire Buttons -- Missile Launcher -- 4-way Hat Switch -- 2 X 8-way Hat Switches -- Throttle Control with Detents -- Pinkie Switch -- Full Rudder Control -- 2 Rotary Analog Controls -- 8-way Mouse Controller System Requirements: -- PC Pentium 133MHz or higher with USB port/Microsoft Windows(R) -- 98Me, 2000 and XP/DirectX(R) 8.
The thiNcoder technology offers a variety of customization options, including: digital encoder and analog potentiometer designs; low-energy circuit; and customized detents, stops and knobs.
Nye offers specialty oils and greases for practically every type moving metal and plastic part, including rolling element bearings, sintered bearings, switches, gears, slides, cams, detents, ball screws, lead screws, control cables, potentiometers, sliding position sensors, stationary separable electrical connectors.
The ATTACK Throttle provides arced throttle movement with idle and afterburner detents, a three-way dog fight switch, four programmable buttons, authentic military base and grip styling and a 15-pin game port, which attaches to any four axis/four button joystick or rudder pedals.
The unique hard-chromed detent interface decreases drive-ring wear when the balls are pressed against the face during jog-to-position engagement, extending operational life as well as ensuring complete disengagement every time-without premature re-engagement, the company explained.