Originally Posted by Ed_Wischmeyer
You can improve things just a bit by reconfiguring the MFD. If you put it in split screen mode, you can move the center of the map closer to you, and the center is where most of the useful information is. Here's an example:
I've done this on my RV-9A since day one.
Thanks! Yea this is the first time Iím flying with a glass panel so Iím still figuring out what information I want where. So far I constantly find myself needing to cycle what gets displayed on the right side of the pilotís screen. The copilotís screen is pretty far from my scan so Iím struggling with what to display there. I like your idea of splitting the screen: I bet the left side of that display is close enough to me to be useful.
The steam instruments are there purely out of a paranoid desire for 3x redundancy for airspeed and altitude. They arenít really part of my regular scan.