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Hello folks, I created this section to share some of the recordings that I made after these years of Flying Circus. These are raw footage, without any external view or music, just my view from the cockpit. I find it more appealing. I’m trying to post the fights in chronological order from the oldest, in January 2020, to the newest, in late March (roughly a three months span), so that you guys can see how we adapted to the physiology changes, which I learned to like it, having fewer blackouts as the weeks went on. There will be about twenty videos.

 

Below I have some disclaimers.

 

1) All aircraft livery is part of Flying Circus's standard skins. There are no personal skins, so the videos in general will feature anonymous players that were on the server Flying Circus Flugpark. I did it so to preserve their identity and privacy. But feel free to introduce yourself if you want. I selected the best recordings and dogfights and it was an honor. You have my salute for that.

2) I never recorded my dogfights to study opponents or myself. I think the recording spree started with the invisible plane’s bug in 2019.

3) I’m a diehard lone wolf, so I never used any kind of comms nor did I fly in a squadron. After I became known by the moniker SeaW0lf in Rise of Flight and DCS, I only flew under this banner and I never used any ghost / anonymous profiles. I state my fuel / ammo load at the videos’ description.

4) I installed Rise of Flight in 2010 and flew in multiplayer for the first time in 2013, when I got TrackIR. I was never a good shot and I have pot pedals, so forgive me for that part. My full specs are in my signature. Before that I played in single player the Red Baron series, AoTP and Europe series and MCFS 3.

5) These videos are just my experience. It doesn't mean that I'm doing the right or wrong thing, just what has worked for me these past few years, especially flying the Sopwith Camel with 70, 90, 100 liters of fuel. Near perfect performances are also rare, and the one who makes the least mistakes wins. Overall, I had fun.

 

An interesting note, and quite surprising, is that recently I discovered that my grand-uncle was part of the first observer class of the Brazilian air force flying as a Breguet 14A2 observer in 1921, a detachment that he came to command and which also operated the Spad VII. During World War II, he commanded a couple Air Zones respectively in Brazil, which then patrolled the South Atlantic with, among other planes, the PBY Catalina, a plane that he was very familiar with. He retired already as an Air Marshal. I don't remember meeting him as a child, although I must have, since he was my grandfather older brother. I never would have guessed!

 

I hope you guys enjoy these fights as much as I did. I just ask to keep the discussion positive and be cordial, as these are scenes that involve real players and we need to respect the effort that we all have made over the years both in victory and defeat. As a side note, I always had a special place in my heart for these planes and the pilots who flew them, so keep it up guys!

 

Salute everyone, it was fun!
SeaW0lf.

 

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Hair Raising Dogfight Over The Somme.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.


 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Lone Wolfing Gone Bad!

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - They Are Not AIs!

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Uninvited Guests!

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - The Balloon And The D.VIIFs.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Balloon Buster.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - He Did Not Saw it Coming.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Against a Fokker D.VIIF and Defensive Flying.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - He Did Not Saw it Coming 2.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - The D.VIIFs Part Three

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Good Team Work.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

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Super Tuesday - All the five videos below took place on the same day, ending with "Classic Furball Over No Man's Land", although it was not a Tuesday, but you get the idea. Anyway, coincidence or not, it was a busy day! 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - My First Track Flying the Fokker Dr.I.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - I Almost Made it!

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Good Lord, More Spads!

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Against All Odds!

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Classic Furball Over No Man's Land.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

End of Super Tuesday.

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IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - The D.VIIFs Part Four!

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Shake That Tree!

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - She's a Beast.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Hectic Furball North of Cappy.

The description of the video is on YouTube. Best seen at 1440p resolution for me.

 

 

 

 

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SeaW0lf

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Hi guys, I just uploaded five more videos. They are in the original post, along with the others (in the order of posting). Or you can access it through the links below (no thumbnails).

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - He Did Not Saw it Coming.
https://youtu.be/RexEB5LTeD8

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Against a Fokker D.VIIF and Defensive Flying.

https://youtu.be/sE0M7ZW5dws

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - He Did Not Saw it Coming 2.

https://youtu.be/SYoABjWdpJw

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - The D.VIIFs Part Three!

https://youtu.be/4hq8j9XfRug

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Good Team Work.

https://youtu.be/X-zWv_3TB9E

 

 

Enjoy!

 

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Posted (edited)

Hi guys, here comes another batch of videos (the penultimate one). I call it "Super Tuesday", since they happened in the same day, although it was not on tuesday. They are in the original post, along with the others (in the order of posting). Or you can access it through the links below (no thumbnails).

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - My first Track Flying the Fokker Dr.I.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZfBnVuHufU


IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - I Almost Made it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOjWAVcMmhg

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Good Lord, More Spads!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUy59TejJEI
 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Against All Odds!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFqMgBrcIYQ

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Classic Furball Over No Man's Land.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxZM3MKREh4

 

 

Enjoy!

 

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Nice, Guess your favorite is the Camel, took it out last night and holy crap. I forgot how unforgiving that thing is. The blackouts are a bit much compared to the Bristol. But at least I didn't lose all my controls on the first burst of bullets. Good flying mate. You can be my wing man anytime. joke, top gun thing.

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11 hours ago, NO.20_W_M_Thomson said:

Nice, Guess your favorite is the Camel, took it out last night and holy crap. I forgot how unforgiving that thing is. The blackouts are a bit much compared to the Bristol. But at least I didn't lose all my controls on the first burst of bullets. Good flying mate. You can be my wing man anytime. joke, top gun thing.

 

thanks! It took a while for me to get used to Camel, because the visibility is very poor compared to Dr.I. But at the moment she is fun and she took up a space in my heart that she didn't have before, even in ROF. As for blackouts, you can throttle back in turns and maneuvers to avoid high Gs, because it retains a lot of energy at sea level and you won’t get bogged down. It looks a bit like the Sopwith Pup. You can't fly full throttle unless you mix some vertical maneuvers. When I came back from a month flying the Dr.I, I took the Camel and felt like a beginner. I thought, "Good Lord, it will take me a couple months to relearn everything again". Just in sustained turns that it is tricky to throttle back, because then you can’t sustain the turn. I imagine you can approach her as a [powerful] race car in Monaco. Throttle, blip-switch and turn management all the time. It sounds more realistic as well, and it adds to the fun.

 

Cheers!

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13 hours ago, SeaW0lf said:

 It took a while for me to get used to Camel, because the visibility is very poor compared to Dr.I

Really? I always thought and heard that the DR1 had the worst visibility and the Camel was far superior in that aspect. 

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5 hours ago, NO.20_W_M_Thomson said:

Really? I always thought and heard that the DR1 had the worst visibility and the Camel was far superior in that aspect. 

 

At least for me, the Camel covers your head, so you get tunnel vision (hence the cutout mod). You are also in between wings, so the overal vision is poor. Which is also a hindrance in dogfights. The Dr.I, with stacked wings going forward, cleared from your head, gives you an excellent overall vision. Not as good looking forward, but I consider a better trade off. 

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Awesome! My fave is "against all odds" ;)

I think I was in the middle of that big fur ball - I distinctly remember a very similar scrap and seeing two D.VIIs falling in flames within seconds of each other....and spotting a certain sky blue Camel in amongst the excitement ;) Ended up cooking another D.VII down low before high-tailing it home! 

 

Ah, wasn't the old DM such fun? 

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1 hour ago, US93_Larner said:

Awesome! My fave is "against all odds" ;)

I think I was in the middle of that big fur ball - I distinctly remember a very similar scrap and seeing two D.VIIs falling in flames within seconds of each other....and spotting a certain sky blue Camel in amongst the excitement ;) Ended up cooking another D.VII down low before high-tailing it home! 

 

Ah, wasn't the old DM such fun? 

 

Hahaha, the old DM was vintage!

 

I saw you guys going to the deck on that big furball. Bold as ever 😎 Unfortunately these things will be part of the past. We were lucky to be there when it happened.

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So here comes the last batch of videos. They are in the original post, along with the others (in the order of posting). Or you can access it through the links below (with no thumbnails).

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - The D.VIIFs Part Four!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_ACMNie9BM


IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Shake That Tree!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Aht8Pa9dtE

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - She's a Beast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjfWnp4SmqU

 

IL-2 Sturmovik - Flying Circus - Hectic Furball North of Cappy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkhtUY1fylg

 

 

That's all folks, it was a pleasure!
SeaW0lf.

 

 

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Just to let you guys know that I uploaded the video ‘Uninvited Guests!’ again, as I discovered that there was a section of a couple seconds with icons at the beginning (to indicate they were enemies, since I thought they were Spads). The original intention was to upload the raw version, with no icons. In fact, when I saw that section with icons, it felt cringy. It completely departs from the other videos.

 

Anyways, the original version with no icons is now in place. In the Original Post as well!

 

 

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