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How do I set auto pilot to attain a certain allitude or heading on Cessna 172

I am having trouble auto navigating and I am new to Xplane
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Thank You for your answer

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The autopilot in the default Cessna is pretty simple. It will only hold an altitude. So you'll need to get to the level you want then press the ALT button to have it maintain it. 

Heading is controlled by the heading bug on the directional gyro. See the image below: the red box highlights the DG & the yellow box shows the knob to turn to move the heading bug.

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im having trouble with the stock default cessna.

It will only sometimes hold alt.


If i set the v/s and the alt it will blow right through the altitude

I fly these plane in real life and that is not normal behaviour!