Originally Posted by rolivi
Why Audio panel on the bottom and AP on top? You'll touch the AP more on every flight than the audio panel.
Why I put the A/P at the top and the Audio Panel at the bottom of the center stack:
Objective, Weighable, Measurable, or Quantitative;
I shortened the canopy release handle to extend just out of the sub-panel face and clears the back side of the A/P with no interference when pulled to release the canopy; as the Audio Panel extends further and presents a clearance issue when pulling the canopy release handle. I chose not to provide a canopy release ability when in-flight, only for maintenance and accessibility purposes.
And, I will touch the A/P more than the Audio Panel while flying.
Subjective, Conditional, or Qualitative;
The A/P at the top of the center stack - more comfortable and easier to interface with because it is closer to eye level, less ‘clutter’ nearby at the top, logically located close to the TOGA button immediately to the left and above the 10” EFIS.
I like the Audio Panel at the bottom of the center stack - personal preference.
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