SPAD.neXt First results

The survey received 76 entries so far, which is far more than i expected. Nice!

It will be running for another three Days, but as it looks like my development-order, that i built in my head, suits most of you.

Since I only own the yoke-system and the switch panel right now, I will focus on those first, and then see how i can add support for the stuff i do not own.

The First-Look public alpha should be available St. Nicholas’ weekend. No promise though, but it looks good currently. What will be in: Switch Panel Support with FSX Standard, PMDG 737NGX and PMDG 777 mappings.

Some people asked “What would be in for a pro version?”. I cannot say yet. It depends on the work needed to put into the project. If I need to buy a lot of hardware etc., some of the advanced panel might be only available in a pro version. Right now the plan is to make itĀ  donation-ware. On the other hand people spend a lot of money in FSX for sceneries, add-ons and stuff. Time will show.

So, place your socks at the chimney and maybe St. Nicholas will leave something for you :-D




Inspired from the SPAD Project , and realizing it does not support all of my FSX Planes, functions I’m looking for or not all of the Saitek panels, I decided to go ahead and write a “modern” version.

First of all, this is not a port, it’s a total rewrite and a total new software. So forget about everything that you are used to from SPAD.
SPAD.neXt (working title) is completely written in C#, .NET 4.5, WPF

Currently the basic code layout has been done, some basic tests have been done and I’m working on a public alpha, to collect some feedback. No, there is no ETA yet. It’s done when it’s done.

However you can help me to determine what to focus on by completing this little survey.

Stay tuned for future updates.