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Old 09-10-2015, 09:28 PM
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Jesse Jesse is offline
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I agree that the touch display is a great option. It if actually interesting, in the new era of touch displays, that there are so many different thought processes that go into the touch options. I really like the options of the Skyview touch as you describe. I also very much enjoy using the AFS touch display, although the functions are very much different. I look forward to getting to learn the touch process on the G3X as well.

As for the knobs panel and A/P Panels by Dynon, I use them both very much, although not quite as much as I would with a non-touch display. I like to put the knobs close to where I rest my hand that isn't on the stick. Once you are comfortable with which knob is which, you can control those settings, especially in turbulence or when in IMC without looking. The front of my armrest in the RV-10 is a perfect spot. For the A/P panel, close to the knobs, below the engine controls, is a great spot, or on the bottom of the panel close to the center, works really well. That way you can push the buttons without reaching very far or even at all when your hands are on the controls.

Personally, I would rather have the knobs and A/P panel than the touch display, if I had to choose, but having both is the best option.
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