1.) Can the autopilot only be operated via 2D panel or also directly from the VC?
2.)Do the gunners move their guns all the flight (as seen in the video?) Because I used to imagine I'm flying a restored aircraft today, when flying warbirds in sim...and these moving MGs, ready to fire...are a cool feature but it seems a little bit disturbing to me, when not flying war missions.
Yes, the gunners do move during flight, but you are able to tell them to settle their stations.
So, If you just make a peacefull flight, just tell them not to enter their stations.
But they are ready every time...who knows what happens
3.) The manual tells to avoid pivot turns. What's a pivot turn? Turning the plane on ground on its place? 360°? Well, isn't it an normal tail dragger operation? Why is it permitted?
Its a tight curve.
You should avoid to scratch around the corner with differential brakes to often, because the braked wheel will be worn-out over time and then you have to replace the tire.
So its not really permitted, but if you ever have replaced a B17 tire, you know what heavy work this is...