Like different data-entry methods? You’ll love the Apex.
Push-and-turn knobs? Apex has ’em. Ditto rotary knobs, keypads, line select keys, point-and-click–they’re all here. Oh, and don’t forget the mini-joystick, for maneuvering around the two multifunction displays. I think that every possible method of data entry is represented in the Apex design philosophy. Plus, many data entries can be accomplished by more than one strategy. Can you say “heads-down”?
Which makes for a steep learning curve, my brothers and sisters. Today I supped at the fire-hose dinner. Will tomorrow be better? Hope so. By Friday I should be a pro and pointing, clicking, twisting, pushing, and highlighting. That’s what they tell me.
One thing’s for sure. The airplane is a whale of a lot easier to run than the avionics. At least, from this day-one perspective.