Originally Posted by gotyoke
Out of curiosity, would you also think about getting rid of the audio panel (I think that is a GMA 245) for a remote audio panel, or no?
I don't think I'd ever get rid of the audio panel with my current setup - It's just too easy to adjust volume, etc. I hardly ever use my remote mounted com radio for the same reason - too many button pushes to access. I essentially use my 2nd (remote com) to get ATIS and that's about it.
It's probably just me, but sometimes the tactile feel of a knob lets you stay 1/2 second ahead of things without looking.
The same applies for the AP controller. Sure, its controllable through touchscreen, but how many clicks and swipes does it take to get there when you need to make a quick heading change?
Everyone will have their own input and opinions, none of which are right or wrong. What it boils down to is what equipment, & conditions you are used to flying.