Leonardo SH Announces Maddog Release Date for MSFS2020

April 25, 2022

Stefano from Leonardo Software House has taken to the team's forums to announce that the Maddog X will be releasing on April 30th. The plane will be available via SimMarket only, for 75 Euros. He also mentioned that the aircraft would deliver with an EFB, which was not initially planned in the feature list, and a new 3D model for the passenger cabin. 

Leonardo posted an update approximately a month ago detailing the features that users should expect in the MD-80:

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 aircraft;

- Livery-based cockpit color (pink, blue or gray) 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, ground speed, 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 move;

- 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;

Unfortunately, the team hasn't shared any additional information with us, but Threshold promises to keep you updated with new development sourcing from Leonardo SH!

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