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New Leonardo Softhouse FlytheMaddogX Update Incoming Soon

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Despite American Airlines flying their final MD80 flight yesterday, within our simulators, the aircraft lives on. Thanks to Leonardo Softhouse, the aircraft in Prepar3D has seen multiple updates since its original release, which has included a range of new features such as PBR materials, additional options, an icing model and much more. Continuing to push the aircraft’s complexity and functionality, developers Leonardo Softhouse continue to update the aircraft with a large update coming soon for the series of aircraft. All of this information was confirmed to us via the developer and hosted in a private Facebook group.

New features include new cockpit customisations in the Airliner Options, along with a new Canadian Marconi CMS-900 and PMS system has been added. Furthermore, the sounds of the aircraft will improve also with new sounds for the spoiler extension during flight and also the slat aerodynamic sounds. A handful of fixes will also make their way into the update once it has been released.

The update will, as usual, be free of charge for customers once it has been released. This update will only be available for customers using the Prepar3D V4 version. You can check out a range of screenshots relating to the update above.

You can buy the FlytheMaddogX for Prepar3D from simMarket for €70.00. We reviewed the aircraft a while back and loved it even then.

Upcoming Update changelog

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Leonardo Software to Release New Open Beta Update for FlytheMaddog X

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In an announcement via the FlytheMaddogX - Pilots Facebook group, developers Leonardo Software has announced the latest details regarding their upcoming open beta release for their FlytheMaddog X aircraft. Due for release within the next couple of days, build 1.4b427 includes minor fixes to aircraft systems including improved LOC/ILS capture logic, improved integration with GSX and ACARS messaging alerting the pilot when the
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FS2Crew Update Maddog X Reboot to Version 1.8

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FS2Crew have issued a new update for the Maddog X Reboot. Version 1.8 is a relatively small update which sees a few changes due to the recently released FlythemaddogX update from Leonardo Softhouse. Version 1.8 sees the APU start-up logic changed along with various user options for the ASDEX, ACARS and also the autothrust. All the options need to be
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FlythemaddogX MD Series Significant Update Released

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Whilst it was released a few years back, the Leonardo Softhouse team continue to provide extensive updates to their FlythemaddogX MD series of aircraft. The last update saw the introduction of failures, PBR on the exterior and icing effects, back in December 2018. Today, a new update, 1.4b410 Open Beta , has been released which is rather significant and adds a range of new and exciting features to the product.

One of the biggest changes is the introduction of the new ACARS system. The ACARS system will allow you to hook into various components such as weather from Active Sky, OFPs and messages from PFPX and messages from maintenance with the new random failures module. The ACARS will show you messages, which means you don’t have to dip and dive between software to get updates.

In addition to that, PBR has now been applied to the virtual cockpit. Many parts of the cockpit now carry accurate textures which now use the new PBR material technique. This is completely optional and can be adjusted to your pleasure. In terms of the exterior model, the aircraft contains clickspots which will enable you to interact with various areas such as the engine cowling and also the nose cone.

Other fixes and changes include improved LOC/ILS CAP logic, fixed magnetic wind component calculations, improved the autoflare and also increased the cabin light brightness.

The full list of changes and additions can be found below. We have been informed by Leonardo Softhouse that it is highly recommended that you read the supporting ‘WhatsNew’ documentation. You can download a copy here.

You can find the installers over on the forums.

If you don’t already own these aircraft, you can pick up the base packs from simMarket for €72.00 (64bit version) and €57.00 (32bit version).

Leonardo Softhouse also won “Runner Up” in our Community Choice awards.

When the original base pack came out, we absolutely loved it and gave it 9.5/10. It’s gone on to be an even better aircraft since that review.

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Leonardo Software Releases Update for FlythemaddogX

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Over on their forum, Stefano from Leonardo Software announced the release of small updates for their popular MD-82, MD-83 & MD-88 aircraft. Released in the form of open beta, these latest updates include fixes for PBR along with CTD issues regarding aircraft systems. As this is a cumulative update for all products and platforms, customers are required to log in to the
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New Maddog Development Update from Leonardo

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Stefano from Leonardo has posted an update within their Facebook group of what they are currently working on. This includes some important fixes as well as some exciting new features. To start off with, Stefano mentioned that they are currently working on fixing the cabin lights at night whilst using PBR as well as working on a fix for crashes
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Leonardo Softhouse Release FlythemaddogX MD-83/88 Expansion

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Leonardo Softhouse has released the MD-83/88 expansion pack to their popular FlythemaddogX MD-82 series. The new expansion pack includes both the MD-83 and MD-88 in a single package. Users will get to experience the longer range and higher density variants of the Maddog in affluent detail. The expansion pack is more than just a visual update as it brings along
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Leonardo Softhouse FlythemaddogX MD-82 Updated (SP1b351)

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The news I know many of you have been waiting for: Leonardo Softhouse has updated their FlythemaddogX MD-82 for both 32-bit simulators and 64-bit sims. As we previously covered, the new update brings a wealth of new features and bug fixes. One of those updates for the P3D v4.4 version is the inclusion of PBR materials on the exterior of
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