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  1. Hi captains, we've just uploaded latest full installers (2.2b838) for Prepar3D v4 and v5 to SimMarket, you can grab them in your orders page. We have have included the new installer software that we are using for the MSFS2020 version (which allows for a easier updating process), there are various bugfixes and a finally we have a new Simbrief integration to automatically download your latest OFP - without the need to download and import it via load manager and/or the EFB. Please read carefully the updated documents! Thanks everybody for the continuous support shown and interest in the Maddog X series!
  2. Hi Captains, I'm glad to inform you that we have just uploaded our latest MSFS2020 build (1.0b95) to SimMarket: you will find the installer inside Your Downloads in your SimMarket account! Just download the new installer and run it, the product will be automatically updated keeping your settings. This new version is free for all customers and brings fixes for a number of reported issues (see the changelog below). A few words about development: we are progressively implementing all the original functions present in Fly the Maddog X for Prepar3D, this is a bit slow step because implies finding alternative methods to achieve the same result with a different SDK, while the simulator continues to evolve. As for Prepar3D, shortly there will be new installers to port some fix and imrpovements to the code from MSFS2020 and implement the new installer software which is way better and allows easier updates. Happy landings! CHANGELOG: >>>>[FIXED] - fixed issue that freezed the EFB when arriving at the gate; - fixed nose gear door not remining sligtly open when gear down; - fixed issue in FMS that could cause missing/wrong constraint when adding arrival procedures; - fixed FMS button animation working only if FMS powered; - fixed rain sound still audible in cloudly weather but with no visible rain drop in the windshield; - fixed issue when importing PFPX OFPs in EFB SYSTEMS - allowed engines to start even if fuel pumps off (as in real aircraft); - manual trim will no more disconnect AP if LM option 'Autopilot disconnects when flight controls are moved manually' is unchecked; LOAD MANAGER - fixed issue in axes calibration, where sensitivity settings were inverted; DOCUMENTATION - fixed wrong page numbering in User Manual, Quick Guide and EFB Manual; - updated User Manual; OTHER - added compatibility with VA acars apps; - added properly formatted popups for CM1/CM2 PFD/ND (AltGr + left click to open).
  3. Hi Captains, first of all I'd like to thank the whole community for the overwhelming response to the release of the Maddog for MSFS2020! I wanted to inform you that we are aware of the difficulties that some users are experiencing with the registration to the forums: ours is a small company, and in order to guarantee an adequate level of assistance to our customers, given the levels of piracy that plague the flight simulation world, we must be sure that our efforts are just for the real buyers. Verification to register to the forums is automated, but in some cases we need manual intervention, and that can take a bit of time. The fastest way to request assistance, if not yet approved on the forums, is the ticketing service: https://www.flythemaddog.com/hesk/index.php For those who contacted us for other reasons, even just to say thank you, I ask for a little patience because our philosophy, at Leonardo SH, is to answer everyone... but this could happen with a little delay: please be patient! We are aware of some issues reported, and we are already working to solve them; instead, some reports that we receive derive from the lack of knowledge of such a complex machine or the integration with the new simulator: I invite you to read all the documentation included with the product, which contains many of the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Thanks again and blue skies!
  4. Hello captains, while we're giving latest refinements to the final build before release, I want to give you some more information. >> The release is set for tomorrow at 12:00 CET (Central European Time). >> To reduce download size, only our default Leonardo SH livery is included with the installer. >> The installer is 313.1 Mb in size. >> 16 available repaints at the moment (library will continue growing): Alaska Airlines OC: N931AS - Alitalia: I-DAVD - American Airlines: N9405T - Austrian Airlines OC: OE-LDV - Austrian Airlines: OE-LDP - Austrian Airlines: OE-LMB 'magic' scheme - Aviaco: EC-FLN - Delta Airlines OC: N995DL - Delta NC: N911DE - Iberia: EC-FOZ - InselAir: PJ-MDE - Meridiana: I-SMER - Scandinavian Airlines 'blue' scheme: LN-RMD - Scandinavian NC: OY-KHG - Spanair: EC-HFP - USAir: N811US IMPORTANT: Full access to the forum is restricted to registered customers only. To get full access you must register an account with the same email address used for your purchase, after having succesfully installed and activated your product. Accounts created with different email are automatically discarded. >> We have already published the master MSFS2020 paintkit which also includes instructions on how to port P3D repaints to MSFS. >> Fly the Maddog X AIRAC database is supported in Navigraph Navdata Center. >> AviaCDU is ready to support Fly the Maddog X for MSFS2020, and will be available for those who like to use the FMS with external devices! >> There will also be a FS2Crew version to fully support the MSFS2020 release! >> Fly the Maddog X works perfectly in SU9, and since the beta stages the software passed almost all SU without major issues: 99% of our coding is completely custom made. >> The first time you load the Maddog in MSFS2020, the simulator will compile the aircraft and all needed dependencies: this process is normal and unavoidable, and takes about 10/20 minutes, depending on your hardware. On next launch, the loading times will be back to normal. >> Although the software has been tested for months (we are confident in the quality of the product), it hasn't been possible to cover all the different specific combinations of software and hardware: we are aware that initially there will be bug and error reports, but with our experience and skills we are at your complete disposal to improve the product and solve issues, as we have done since the launch of the very first Maddog version to today.
  5. Hi captains, we've just uploaded latest full installers (2.1b833) for Prepar3D v4 and v5 to SimMarket, you can grab them in your orders page. Please read carefully the included installation guide before uninstalling the old version if you want to save your repaints, settings and saved routes! This new build, after the open beta cycle and thanks to your feedback, includes new code optimizations and fixing which derive directly from the MSFS development. Don't worry, the new MSFS version will coexist flawlessly with the P3D one, everything has been designed with interoperability in mind! Speaking of Prepar3D: our plans are to continue supporting the platform and share any new feature we may introduce in the future across the two simulators (if the relative SDK supports it); the first thing will be for sure the new passenger cabin made for the MSFS2020 edition, that will be merged to the Prepar3D model and offered free of charge as additional option (to give you the choice if you are not interested in). Thanks everybody for the continuous support shown and interest in the Maddog series which, in the span of more than 20 years, has evolved to levels unthinkable at the time! 2.1b833 full installer changelog 64bit edition - P3D >>>>[FIXED] *AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS* - fixed issue with missing font in overhead press panel when Maddog not installed in default folder; - fixed CTD when opening EFB Electronic Flight Folder app without any OFP available; - improved flare PID during autoland; - improved egpws terrain display fps performances; - other minor bug fixes and improvements.
  6. Hi captains, I don't get lost in chatter talk but I'll tell you immediately what many of you have been waiting to know for quite some time: the release date is set for April the 30th 2022 and the price will be 75 € + VAT. Fly the Maddog X will be available via SimMarket only. I could add so many details but I will do it in the next few days, the most important thing is the addition of the EFB, initially not planned in the feature list, and the introduction of a new 3D model for the passenger cabin in line with the new graphic standards of FS2020. See you soon in MSFS2020!
  7. Hi captains, we've just uploaded a new Open Beta build (2.1b833) for Prepar3D v4 and v5 that fix a bug present in latest full 2.1b827, and includes new code enhancements resulting from the ongoing development for MSFS2020. The incremental installers for Prepar3D v4 and Prepare3D v5, as usual, are free of charge for all customers. I'd also like to take the opportunity to give you some information about the MSFS development: we are currently in advanced beta testing, many of the problems we faced initially have been ironed out - thanks also to the progress made by the SDK - and the Maddog now flies wonderfully in MSFS with smooth dynamics, all aircraft systems and modelled failures working up to our quality standards. We don't have a release date right now, a lot still depends on how MSFS continues to evolve, but I wanted to share what is likely to be the Maddog X sales model for MSFS. Compared to what happened with Prepar3D, our idea is to release first a "basic package" that will satisfy most of the needs of the advanced simmer, to which over time dedicated "expansions" will be added; although no road map has being discussed yet we plan to introduce in the future optional expansion pack that may include MD83/88 version and -217C/-219 engines, Canadian Marconi FMS and PMS, EFB and ageing/servicing features. Fly the Maddog X MSFS version 1.0 will include: - MD82 with -217A engines, PAX Cabin 162Y and Honeywell FMS for NAV/VNAV/ACARS; - Flight model and engines performances tested and matched against real aircraft performance tables; - All systems/avionics/tests etc, fully implemented as in the P3D version, including failures/INOPs feature, fully dimmable integral and flood lightning, working TCAS and EGPWS terrain mode; - New FMS Services page for controlling DOORS/STAIR, External power, fuel loading, etc.; - Fully integrated with MSFS ecosystem (jetway, catering, baggage loader, etc...); - Integration with PFPX/SimBrief via Load Manager and retrieval of OFP data via the ACARS system; - Livery manager, and aircraft settings configurable for different aircrafts; - Livery-based cockpit color (pink, blue or grey) and main panel variations (including placards and speed bugs); - Can be installed in the same machine with Fly the Maddog X for P3D; Configurable options from Load Manager: - Panel state when starting simulation (Cold & Dark, Ready at Gate, Ready for Takeoff...); - Weight & Balance and route planner; - Load Manager units (Kg/mbar or Lbs/InHg); Aircraft options: - Cockpit units (Kg/mbar or Lbs/InHg); - PFD flight director style (cross bar or single cue), rising runway, ND wind arrow, groundspeed and aircraft map symbol, HDG UP or TRK UP option; - PFD wired to opposite NAV; - Armed altitude as FL and AutoArm altitude option; - Gear waring inhibit above 1500ft AGL; - Always play aural when autopilot disconnects; - Auto brake system; - Three VOR instrument versions: VOR/ADF/DME, VOR/ADF and VOR only; - Two altimeter versions: DUAL/SINGLE knob; - Optional TAS/SAT indicator; - Flat or Cone tail; Simulator options: - Enable failures; - Autopilot disconnect when flight controls moved; - Automatic update of aircraft weight and cg; - Automatic fuel loading; - Enable PM calls; - Sync CM1/CM2; - FSUIPC compatibility mode; - Maximum luminosity of all cockpit lights and instruments (flood, integral, LED, LCD and CRT); - Failures probability, separated for LIGHT, MEDIUM and DANGEROUS; - INOP systems according to MEL; NOTE: All settings (including panel states) can be changed while the sim is running and they are applied immediately without need to restart the flight. NOTE: on initial release the wx radar will be not functional due to lack of wx interface in current MSFS SDK. Wx radar functionality will be implemented free of charge as soon as the SDK will expose the necessary interface. Here are some screenshots from our beta team for youe viewing pleasure!
  8. Hello captains, I'd like to inform you that latest Maddog X version for P3D v5 (2.1b827) is fully compatible with the v5.3 hotfix 2 ( no further actions required! Blue skies!
  9. Hello captains, I'd like to inform you that latest Maddog X version for P3D v5 (2.1b827) is fully compatible with the v5.3 hotfix 1 ( released yesterday! Blue skies!
  10. Hi captains, we've just uploaded a new full build: 2.1b827 that addresses two minor issues riported after 2.1b826. You can find the full installers on simMarket, or you can update with the hotfixes for Prepar3D v4 and Prepare3D v5. 2.1b827 changelog: - fixed issue with COM stby frequency in 8.33KHz mode; - fixed issue with AP not always diconnecting when moving flying controls;
  11. Hello Captains, I am happy to announce that our latest update (2.1b826) released on 02/12/2021 as Open Beta, includes compatibility with Prepar3D v5.3 ( among some small fixes and "quality of life" updates (see changelog below). Free for all customers, you can grab the new full installers here in our forums. As always, thank you very much for your continued support! ******2.1b826 - 02/12/2021****** 64bit edition - P3D v5.0/v5.1/v5.2/v5.3 >>>>[NEW] *INSTALLER* - user can now select preferred installation folder; *AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS* - added compatibility with P3D v5.3; - added flap axis calibration (see Quick Guide); - added support for Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant + add-on (see Quick Guide for instructions on how to setup for the Maddog X); - added acquiring of stby com frequency, if set by an external add-on; >>>>[FIXED] *AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS* - upgraded to latest Navigraph APIs; - fixed bug in EFB Weight and Balance App.
  12. Hi Captains! I'm proud to announce that the Instructor Panel add-on for Fly the Maddog X has been released! The Instructor Panel, built after the Instructor Panel found in the real full motion simulators, is an expansion for Fly the Maddog X with precise training purposes that will allow you to easily practice and learn flight procedures, both under normal and abnormal scenarios; with the Instructor Panel you will be able, i.e., to instantly position the aircraft anywhere in the world to perform a procedure, inject specific weather conditions in the simulator (such as low visibility/windshear scenarios) and manually trigger all the modelled failures/INOP systems available in Fly the Maddog X. The Instructor Panel is 25€ + VAT and works with any Fly the Maddog X 64bit edition (P3D v4.4/v4.5/v5.0/v5.1) and needs latest 2.0b784 + 2.0b785 hotfix release installed in your system. We hope you like the product as much as we enjoyed developing it!
  13. Repaint by Joakim Zenk. >> Download <<
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