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This may have been answered, however, I would like to make sure that I understand what is going on. Desktop version latest revision.  I am interested in just setting the heading, however, it appears that altitude is also activated when I select Flight Dir to Auto, even if I have not pressed the ALT button.  I wanted to have the plane fly in the direction selected, and change altitude manually.

Am I missing something?

Thank you

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I believe the C172 autopilot has always done that. It automatically turns on altitude set, although I don't think it will actually hold at altitude until the button is pushed again.