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Been flying X-Plane 11 for several years and  this just started happening yesterday.  Tried again today with the same results.  Altitude will hold for a little while and then goes haywire - oscillates all over the place.  A pain in the backside when ILS approaching in foggy conditions. Did I make a mistake updating to 11.30???

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Hi dickandanita

I'm not with Laminar Research, just a fellow simmer in the UK, but please note that from version 11.30, there have been a number of changes to autopilot systems within X-Plane 11 and particularly the introduction of the S-TEC 55 into the Cessna Skyhawk 172 (and other aircraft) that are fitted with the GNS430/530 navigation systems.

The new S-TEC 55 operates differently from the old autopilot version and like all improvements, it will take a bit of getting used to by simmers in general.

You may therefore wish to click on the following link and review what X-Plane developers have stated about preconfigured autopilots and other autopilot changes in 11.30:-

There is also a YouTube video covering the new S-TEC 55 @

Lastly, please have a look in your C:\X-Plane 11\Instructions folder as you will find a manual in there for the S-TEC 55 with useful guidance.