I still have the springs in my Logitech 3D Pro. It obviously isn't quite so 'easy' but it is ok.
However, I had a set of Saitek pedals and I removed the 'z' rotation on the joystick so it didn't conflict; that makes a huge difference.
I also have the Saitek TPM and the throttle is collective & throttle combined and in my setup this I feel is by far the biggest limitation.
Finally, I found that in order of 'feel' single screen was poorest, TrackIR is 'ok, VR (despite other issues) was best.
When I get back to my sim, it will be helis and VR and I'm hoping to buy some proper heli controls ... I did reach out to a company, can't remember which one now, but they didn't reply which was a little disappointing.
-- Jeff, Rolleston, NZ
P3Dv4.x and a bunch of add-on stuff... some 'global' products, but otherwise NZ-only