On the HXr I always ARM all the modes well before flying the approach and then push EXECUTE once cleared for the approach and inside the normal intercept parameters. This way, I'm briefed and setup early on the terminal phase and usually before top of descent.
Are you guys using the EXECUTE function?
Jerry "Widget" Morris
RV 8, N8JL, 3,000+ hours on my 8.
Saint Simons Island, GA. KSSI
PIF 2007 - 2020
I just wish I could afford to live the way I do