Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum and new to Wings Over The Reich.

I'm a long time flight simmer; having enjoyed playing sims since my childhood, playing most Second World War era flight sims from CFS1 & 2, through to Rowan's Battle of Britain, and the more recently CLoD and BoX.
I bought WOtR the other day as I'm fascinated by the Battle of Britain and the SP campaign sounded very reminiscent to that of Rowan's BoB/BOBII, but more likely to run on Windows 10 without crashing out half-way through.

I'm really impressed with the sim so far. In the past I have tended to take off, press the autopilot button and jump in when the action happens. After experiencing engine problems after engaging the autopilot in WOtR (don't worry, I contacted the devs and I was given a workaround), I decided to finally fly missions from start to finish. I have to say I'm really enjoying it, the immersion is unbelievable, and I have now completed two patrols without engaging the autopilot. The last one was a killer 80mins long with no breaks; so I'm now considering buying a parachute to sit on!

Anyway, let me get to the point. As I'm new to formation flying on the whole I was wondering if anyone had any tips for keeping in formation and maintaining position in WOtR? A previous post regarding the Hurri's prop pitch settings has proven very useful, but I find myself jockeying the throttle and struggling to keep the aircraft in trim and end up eventually falling out of formation, then using the WEP to get back again. Any help would be much appreciated.
Also, I'm finding it hard to read the boost gauge and set boost correctly. I can see the - and + as well as the numbers 4 & 8 but am struggling with how exactly you read the dial and set, for example, +3 boost.

Thanks in advance.