Having to insert disc 1 into a drive to permit the use of X-Plane runs the risk of damage to that disc. I believe in maintaining the integrity of the DVD discs and it was for that reason I purchased the USB dongle for X-Plane 10. It works very well without any problems.
I am of the opinion that I have previously asked the question on the availability of a dongle for X-Plane 11 and the answer was "....there are no immediate plans to develop the dongle." or words to that effect
Having now purchased a disc set I would like to see and own a usb key instead of having to rely on the original disc 1 to run X-Plane 11.
As an avid reader of the questions asked in this forum I have come to the conclusion that others would like to see and own a USB key as well. Without currently knowing about the XP10 availability of the key others could also use the USB key as a solution to their problem of running XP11.
In the most recent posting at http://questions.x-plane.com/12239/1-insert-the-dvd I am of the opinion that if a USB key was available as a substitute for disc1 the user could use XP11 while on holidays without the need to remember to carry the boxed disc set with the laptop.
I refer to the answer regarding a USB key supplied in the question raised at http://questions.x-plane.com/5480/will-my-x-plane-10-home-use-usb-key-work-for-x-plane-11
Could further consideration be given to creating the USB key for home use? I would be one of the first to purchase the unit despite the cost, including postage and conversion rates to Australia, being near the cost of a digital download.
Alternatively if the answer remains as "sometime in the future" can disc 1 be copied onto another disc as the working copy or onto a USB key like the XP10 USB key?