Originally Posted by Bob Y
Yup, I immediately reversed the flap switch. I had to call Vanís to confirm the plans were correct. Was told itís to operate in the direction of a manual flap handle. Since +90% of my flying had been with electric flaps, reversing was a safer option for me. And a friend of mine did add a flap switch to their iS panel.
Thanks! I knew the reason was that they though it should emulate a manual flap handle. But that's bunk! Every pilot I've flown with in the -12 repeatedly moves the switch the wrong way. When you see a switch, you don't think "flap handle". That just doesn't jibe.
If I could, I'd either reorient the switch, or move it to the panel where it would be a lot handier to find and to operate. The way it is just doesn't compute in my mind (or the minds of everyone I fly with).