Just recently bought a copy of Il2 1946 I've been reading up on prop pitch and fuel mixture at airwarfare.com. However i didn't get far as whatever i set the customized controls to for prop pitch and mixture they won't work even the default ones wouldn't unfortunately. As i understand the prop pitch or angle of incidence should show up with changes in the pitch increments i.e 100% prop pitch 95% prop pitch etc to the left of the cockpit like the throttle percentage does however this does not happen. Rather confusing as it seems like it should work as prop pitch/fuel mixture are quite essential to playing the game as i understand and i can't think of any reason why it isn't working.
btw a question, if i were to say deselect complex engine management in the difficulties section would the game handle the engine management for me im assuming it probably would and how well would it do that, obviously not a likable option but perhaps necessary for the moment.