LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL
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Fly the Maddog X - addon for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Fly the Maddog X is one of the most sophisticated and complex add-on ever developed for the MD-82, built after the McDonnel Douglas MD-80 series.

Fly the Maddog X features advanced, study level aircraft systems that cannot be matched by any standard aircraft; it can be flown by following the operations manual of the real aircraft. We even encourage you to use such documentation to experience the level of detail that has been accomplished with this aircraft. Fly the Maddog X also features the undocumented intriguing details that real pilots experience when flying the real aircraft.
 

NOTE: If you also own Fly The Maddog X for Prepar3D v4-v5 it should be updated to the latest version in order to work properly side-by-side the MSFS version.

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Graham
*Verified Product User*
05/21/2022
This is a very atmospheric aircraft my favourite so far. It may noy be modelled and textured to the level of some of the recent releases but what they have done works 100%. Can't admit to being happy about the price and hope that they don't shaft us early adopters by dropping it in line with the competition. The actual MD80 aircraft has to be an all time classic, the cockpit is beautiful.
Calder
*Verified Product User*
05/19/2022
An excellent addition to MSFS although the textures feel dated compared to other aircraft for the sim.
Kris
*Verified Product User*
05/18/2022
Systems depth is great, no question. But there are some things lacking compared to other addons, and for this price, they should be addressed.

Textures in the cockpit and around the exterior of the aircraft feel dated. After seeing how beautiful some MSFS can be, this aircraft just doesn't hold up to some of the better PBR textures I've seen.

The flight model feels extremely heavy and it's hard to manually pilot the aircraft. The delay between when you make an input and when the aircraft responds is slower that even the largest aircraft in the sim. I can imagine this being true for the AN-225, but for and MD-82 this seems a bit exaggerated.

The last and biggest complaint I have is the archaic method of installed liveries and changing options on the aircraft. It's done outside the program, but you still have to search through forums and manually install any liveries. The process just feels old.

Normally this would all be minor stuff, but again, for THE most expensive aircraft in MSFS atm, this addon needs to do everything better, and it doesn't.
Amir
*Verified Product User*
05/10/2022
Absolutely fantastic! This... this plane has a soul, I love it, absolutely love it.
Sounds are fine as they are FTsim sound is very unrealistic and loud.
Hopefully they'll record sounds for different zones though so we can hear the engine louder for example for when we walk to the back of the cabin.
Anyway, this is a fantastic addon, just lovely.
True high fidelity.
Larry
*Verified Product User*
05/08/2022
Started cold and dark, after a short loop at Washington Dulles, landing without a hiccup all in manual mode, this bird is a gem to fly. I use a Honeycomb Throttle and Precision Flight Control Yolk. Don't complain about the price, the textures are great, looking at YouTube videos does not do this product justice, I fly in 2k graphics. Complaints about handling typically come from not reading the included manuals which in this case are extensive, this is a study level plane, I have over 1,500 hours in the Prepar3d version and graphics in this version are leaps and bounds ahead of Prepar3d. Many thanks to Leonardo and everyone associated with getting this product to market.
zhixuan
*Verified Product User*
05/07/2022
Flying the maddog back from FS9,it`s my first addon in FS2004,and it just make me fell like back to 12 year ago.
Thank you Leonardo software.
Eric
*Verified Product User*
05/06/2022
This plane is amazing, but for the price, I can only give it 3 stars. The external audio of the aircraft leaves a lot to be desired, and you will often find that other planes are significantly louder in the external view. Also, the entire aircraft often starts to stutter. It's almost as if the plane is functioning at 5fps, if that makes sense. Even flight inputs are incredibly stuttery, totally ruining the experience.
Gary
*Verified Product User*
05/05/2022
Amazing detail on this aircraft, would highly recommend!
Angus
*Verified Product User*
05/05/2022
All I can say is awesome!! Thanks Leonardo for bringing this wonderful piece of work too MSFS. You guys done an amazing job. Congratulations
Colin
*Verified Product User*
05/04/2022
Needs work. The plane is gorgeous visually. Flies like a pig though. I've flown convairs that had better flight characteristics. No fun to hand fly. Take off trim is way over modelled. I know the plane did not have powered flight controls. But I also know that that it was easier to roll than this plane. Which doesn't roll at all. And yes, I've played with all the options both in FSUIPC and in the Load Manager axis manager.

Plane also will essentially shut down when you use pause and escape out to the controls menu or need to use the loo - or when adjusting with FSUIPC.

I'd wait for a bit before buying.
dan
*Verified Product User*
05/02/2022
I'm new to Leonardo products and the MD-82.
The external model is very nice and with classic liveries to chose from. Can't say much about the flight model but it looks realistic to me.
Must read the manuals to learn how to use it and that is a challenge on its own. I appreciate the overall experience!
Two items that I feel are sub-par at the moment are the engine sounds and the 3D textures in the cabin. These coupled with the sale price its creating a lot of mixed feelings in all the discord groups I interact with.
It will be nice for Leonardo CS to let the public and potential buyers know their plans to update the plane and how soon that will be done to help in their decisions.
Otherwise than that I believe supporting the developer to bring this kind of simulation is always good.
Scott
*Verified Product User*
05/02/2022
Fantastic work by Leonardo. A true pleasure to fly.
Jakob
*Verified Product User*
05/02/2022
Fantastic aircraft. Expensive, but worth the price.

The Maddog is one of the absolute best P3D addons, and many often consider it to be among the top 3 aircraft on the platform. The plane has been improved(!) for MSFS, and includes some upgrades, like an in-cockpit EFB, which integrates well with my normal pre-flight workflow.

If there's anything to criticise I would point out that the textures/modelling, especially internally, aren't as good as the best currently available in MSFS, but it's still a dang pretty plane, and the textures don't bother me one bit when flying.
Kaelan
*Verified Product User*
05/02/2022
The plane flys just so well, the flight systems are very well modeled and of course complicated (thats a good thing). The exterior is absolutely beautiful, the cockpit looks astonishing, but the textures could be a little better to be up to par with the current MSFS status. The engine sound isn’t horrible, but it isn’t mind blowing, so some work could be used there. Overall I highly recommend this plane if your wanting to dedicate a lot of time to learn such a legendary aircraft. Really well done Leonardo!
Yunyi
*Verified Product User*
05/02/2022
Amazing aircraft

10/10 for the system

but 5/10 for the cockpit texture. Hope dev can improve this in the future
Hans-Joerg
*Verified Product User*
05/02/2022
Just one word: Excellent!

In depth simulation of all systems, a LOT to learn - it will take months until I will be able to say: I know the MD-82!

The sound seems ok to me, engines are really far back, so inside the cockpit I do not expect to hear them. My Butt Kicker makes sure I know they are doing their work…

One thing in VR: the 3D mouse pointer turns into a double mouse pointer image when over the OHP. I contacted Leonardo and they confirmed that issue will be fixed in the next SU.

A highly recommended addon for anyone who is willing to dedicate time and effort to really learning this bird. It is not meant for beginners.
oliver
*Verified Product User*
05/02/2022
Absolutely fantastic, the first fully featured, in-depth simulation of a complex airliner we have for MSFS. Congratulations to LSH for getting this out without any drama, no excuses or complaints, and without endless development posts trying to hype the product.

As others have said there could be a few improvements made to sounds and a few of the textures but honestly these are such a minor detail when the overall product is so fantastic. This plane is what many of us have been waiting for since the day MSFS released. A FULL simulation of a complex airliner that allows to you study, learn, and enjoy the challenge of this great old bird.

Thanks again LSH.
Paul
*Verified Product User*
05/02/2022
The Good
This is an addon that replicates the majority of the flightdeck systems, and does it very well. The external model is very good, an looks beautiful in MSFS.There are good manuals provided as well as an external aircraft configurator, used for flight planning as well as setting up the systems on-board, sound volumes, etc.
I've been a Maddog user since 2006 (FSX), and am delighted to fly the MD80 in MSFS.
Why 4 stars?
The sounds are not great. Sounds cut-in and out (such as the engine start-up). Opening the window does not make a difference and looping can be heard at certain times. It's not that the sounds are poor, just not up to the rest of the aircraft. I'm confident this will be addressed, either by Leonardo or an external developer.
If you prefer older aircraft, want a challenge in learning new systems or want a more realistic MSFS experience I can recommend the Maddog from Leonardo.
Yue
*Verified Product User*
05/02/2022
Installation is terrible, utilize external software to compile navigation and other necessary information to run with sim. User manual poorly written due to seems a copy over from P3D, better product than most 3rd party-addons. Visual and modeling looks nice and detailed. This product still aways from being finished, purchase at your own risk.
Andrey
*Verified Product User*
05/01/2022
Absolutely must have for serious flight enthusiast!
cameron
*Verified Product User*
05/01/2022
MSFS finally has a study-level airliner, sounds arn't the best but the rest of the plane is quality!
Jernej
*Verified Product User*
05/01/2022
This is just simply amazing. The detail and quality of this product is at this moment without pair.
Clive
*Verified Product User*
05/01/2022
Wow! Don't miss this, probably one of the best featured aircraft to feature in a simulator... Expensive, but worth every penny.
simon
*Verified Product User*
05/01/2022
The aircraft handles and flies great - so glad I brought it. Landing this in blustery conditions is an absolute joy!

The only down-sides, as mentioned, are some of the textures which look a bit too blurry for MSFS2020 - especially the wings when viewed from the cabin. Some sounds aren't there also (or are too quiet - wind-drag on spoiler deployment etc. Having said that, I'm sure Leonardo will improve both through future updates and I really can't give it less that 5 stars.
Daniel
*Verified Product User*
05/01/2022
The Leonardo's maddog is setting the bar high for "Study level" addons for MSFS.
If you are looking for a complex airliner, this is the one!
Thanks Leonardo!
Robert
*Verified Product User*
05/01/2022
This is an absolutely phenomenal aircraft to fly in MSFS. The developer promises to make it even better, too.
ANDERSON
*Verified Product User*
04/30/2022
I like, but the 3d model in my opinion must be better, like MSFS Style with more triangles. Textures are like... p3d or fsx quality. A complete integration with Simbrief API will be nice too. 5 starts for the systems/sound, but 3d and texture improvments are welcome to transform it in a PERFECT product. Congrats to Leonardo!
ferdinando
*Verified Product User*
04/30/2022
amazing! a real pilot level.
great and smooth.
just keep going MadDog
hope to see more and more releases from this company.
Thanks
Benjamin
*Verified Product User*
04/30/2022
Simply the best airliner for msfs at the moment. Good work, Leonardo! ;)
Shane
*Verified Product User*
04/30/2022
Superb! and finally now MSFS can start to become the sim it was meant to be!
Giuseppe
04/30/2022
Simply the most spectacular and professional airplane for MSFS.
Bryce
*Verified Product User*
04/30/2022
Absolutely amazing work from the team to bring this bird to life in MSFS.
FILESIZE
278MB
REQUIREMENTS

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
i5-4460 CPU or equivalent,
8Gb RAM,
4Gb GPU,
Windows 10 64bit.

Customer Reviews
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
Graham
This is a very atmospheric aircraft my favourite so far. It may noy be modelled and textured to the level of some of the recent releases but what they have done works 100%. Can't admit to being happy about the price and hope that they don't shaft us early adopters by dropping it in line with the competition. The actual MD80 aircraft has to be an all time classic, the cockpit is beautiful.
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
Calder
An excellent addition to MSFS although the textures feel dated compared to other aircraft for the sim.
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
Kris
Systems depth is great, no question. But there are some things lacking compared to other addons, and for this price, they should be addressed. Textures in the cockpit and around the exterior of the aircraft feel dated. After seeing how beautiful some MSFS can be, this aircraft just doesn't hold up to some of the better PBR textures I've seen. The flight model feels extremely heavy and it's hard to manually pilot the aircraft. The delay between when you make an input and when the aircraft responds is slower that even the largest aircraft in the sim. I can imagine this being true for the AN-225, but for and MD-82 this seems a bit exaggerated. The last and biggest complaint I have is the archaic method of installed liveries and changing options on the aircraft. It's done outside the program, but you still have to search through forums and manually install any liveries. The process just feels old. Normally this would all be minor stuff, but again, for THE most expensive aircraft in MSFS atm, this addon needs to do everything better, and it doesn't.
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
Amir
Absolutely fantastic! This... this plane has a soul, I love it, absolutely love it. Sounds are fine as they are FTsim sound is very unrealistic and loud. Hopefully they'll record sounds for different zones though so we can hear the engine louder for example for when we walk to the back of the cabin. Anyway, this is a fantastic addon, just lovely. True high fidelity.
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
Larry
Started cold and dark, after a short loop at Washington Dulles, landing without a hiccup all in manual mode, this bird is a gem to fly. I use a Honeycomb Throttle and Precision Flight Control Yolk. Don't complain about the price, the textures are great, looking at YouTube videos does not do this product justice, I fly in 2k graphics. Complaints about handling typically come from not reading the included manuals which in this case are extensive, this is a study level plane, I have over 1,500 hours in the Prepar3d version and graphics in this version are leaps and bounds ahead of Prepar3d. Many thanks to Leonardo and everyone associated with getting this product to market.
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
zhixuan
Flying the maddog back from FS9,it`s my first addon in FS2004,and it just make me fell like back to 12 year ago. Thank you Leonardo software.
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
Eric
This plane is amazing, but for the price, I can only give it 3 stars. The external audio of the aircraft leaves a lot to be desired, and you will often find that other planes are significantly louder in the external view. Also, the entire aircraft often starts to stutter. It's almost as if the plane is functioning at 5fps, if that makes sense. Even flight inputs are incredibly stuttery, totally ruining the experience.
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
Gary
Amazing detail on this aircraft, would highly recommend!
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
Angus
All I can say is awesome!! Thanks Leonardo for bringing this wonderful piece of work too MSFS. You guys done an amazing job. Congratulations
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
Colin
Needs work. The plane is gorgeous visually. Flies like a pig though. I've flown convairs that had better flight characteristics-
. No fun to hand fly. Take off trim is way over modelled. I know the plane did not have powered flight controls. But I also know that that it was easier to roll than this plane. Which doesn't roll at all. And yes, I've played with all the options both in FSUIPC and in the Load Manager axis manager. Plane also will essentially shut down when you use pause and escape out to the controls menu or need to use the loo - or when adjusting with FSUIPC. I'd wait for a bit before buying.
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