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.
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While we loved Leonardo’s FlytheMaddogX in our recent review of it, we certainly had a few gripes with the product. Today, many of those have been addressed along with the usual bug fixes and revisions you’d expect from an update to a relatively new aircraft.
First off, there are some changes to the MCDU, exterior model, manuals, and panels. The exterior has had the mapping of the APU exhaust port mapping fixed, and a smoother flap animation added. The MCDU has gotten some love as well and has been updated to version PS4058350911 of the operating system. For those of you experiencing issues with VNAV, today your problems have been solved with the VNAV descent logic getting a complete rework, fixing the descent profile calculation along with the vertical deviation indicator, as well as various other minor logic fixes. Various systems have also been fixed and/or improved, such as the correct startup time for the engines now being implemented. An issue with the mouse scroll wheel repeatedly toggling has also been resolved. To reflect the changes this new version brings, the manuals have been updated as well.
Onto the more exciting bit; the new features! A highly requested feature, pause at top of descent, has been added and can be accessed from the MaddogX entry in the addon menu. Support for Mark Foti’s Remote CDU has also been added that will surely please those who use it! An option in the Load Manager has been added that will allow you to toggle between dynamic and legacy lighting for the external flood lights, which is great news for those who find the performance hit of dynamic lighting to be too much for their system. The load manager has also been updated with new features such as a new activation logic, an option to disable TrueLight separately from TrueGlass, as well as an option to display a text message in-sim when a random failure is armed or triggered. The MCDU continues to receive new features, such as added handling constraints, an added ‘gates’ option for the POS page, and a correct calculation of OPT ALT in the FMS CRZ page. Finally, there have been added inside and outside wing views for the left and right wing as well as an option in the load manager to have the internal floodlights use the P3D fx engine (dynamic lighting) instead of TrueLight.
This update has been long awaited and is sure to please everyone from the diehard Maddog drivers to those who only occasionally fly it when they get the itch to. A full changelog can be found below, and the update itself can be grabbed from your Simmarket account via a new installer which will replace the previous version’s.