Leonardo Softhouse Updating Fly the Maddog X for MSFS Next Week

A fresh new update adds ‘realistic’ and ‘turnaround’ mode, along with addressing a number of issues.

Posted: 13-Feb-2023 @ 04:51z
Updated: 23-Mar-2023 @ 21:25z
Leonardo Softhouse Updating Fly the Maddog X for MSFS Next Week

The Leonardo Softhouse Fly the Maddog X for Microsoft Flight Simulator was released back in the Spring of 2022, but the team continues to work hard on adding new functionality and features to the airliner product.

This new update, which releases next week, fixes a range of things, along with adding new functions to the plane. Some of the new functionality includes a new ‘Turnaround’ mode and ‘Realistic’ mode. The new ‘Realistic’ mode will age each individual aircraft as per real-world documentation. The EFB has also seen some improvements such as a night mode and also a documents app.

LNAV has been also improved, and a new working lever for manual gear extraction has also been added. There has been a number of fixes too, all of which are documented below in the changelog.

As mentioned, the new update comes out next week, but the team wanted to give you all a heads-up on what to expect.

If you don’t already own the Fly the Maddog X for MSFS, you can buy it from SIMMARKET for €75.00


  • Fixed issue with external start and shutdown engine sounds not playing.
  • Fixed issue in fms idle minimum epr settings when airfoil A/I on.
  • Fixed issue which prevent radio nav switch (overhead panel) to work correctly.
  • Fixed issue in Load Manager that could prevent to correctly install downloaded liveries.
  • Fixed issue with failures MTBF, that was used ‘doubled’. I.e. if the MTBF was set to 50h the panel would use the value of 100h.
  • Fixed issue with ice fod alert ‘inoperative’.


  • Improved beacon and strobe effects (they now illuminate the surrounding, including clouds/fog).


  • Fixed missing reflections on cockpit/cabin windows.


  • Tuned ground effect and lift/drag at flaps 28/40 to maintain correct pitch, EPR and better flare.


  • Improved LNAV precision during the approach phase.
  • Selecting a runway as arrival on FMS DEP/ARR page will now create an FAXXX waypoint (where XXX is the runway designator) 8NM before the threshold.
  • Added working lever for manual gear extraction.


  • Added Turnaround Mode.
  • Added Realsitic mode (aircraft aging per airframe, and Aircraft Thecnical Log app in EFB).
  • Added dep/arr ATIS for VATSIM network. If only one ATIS is present, DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL selection will download same ATIS.
  • Added EFB night mode.
  • Added EFB Documents app with checklists, emergency booklet (with clickable links from the main page) and AOM.
  • Lists in EFB (selection of OFP, documents, failures) are now draggable, removed up/down buttons.
  • Pos/strobe switch now to OFF in ‘ready at gate’.
  • MDClient now quits when MSFS quits.
  • Pax cabin lights are automatically dimmed when on ground and engines on, initial climb or approach. However they can be always manually controlled from the pax cabin fwd panel (more details in the Quick guide).


  • Fly the Maddog X Quick Guide MSFS 2020.
  • Fly the Maddog X User Manual MSFS 2020.
  • EFB Manual MSFS 2020.
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