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1 hour ago, INVISIBLE said:

 

Hey buddy, it's YOUR THREAD, how can we be off topic?  😁

 

You mentioned the SR-71,  nice looking plane, even if it leaked like sieve on the ground.  Here's a view many people have never seen, a somewhat dated cockpit by today's standards, but still cool.

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A Kelly Johnson work of Engineering Art. We all know the Skunk Works team did 90% of the grunt work using their calculating slide rules and an occasional foray into an IBM's lair for some general ground work. 

 

Compromises in places where it won't count (fuel leaking on the ground, requiring in-air-refueling, human body protection from the blazing heat, cool-fuel routed just under the wings skin to keep it from melting, engine nacelle shock-cone problems causing an engine un-start condition slamming the pilots helmet against the cockpit, causing adverse yaw possibly leading to catastrophic fuselage failure etc etc), but when on task and blazing across the sky...

 

It's ALL business!

 

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Just don't expect to turn on a dime when at full bananas.

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Sorry for the spacing problems. This web based word processing system is NOT text only... so... 

 

I'm on my way. I have both code systems for both printers now. Or so I think. Can't get oranges to oranges comparisons yet. I just need to figure out what the new stuff actually means.

 

Also, I do not see a BELL command on the new machine! Gotta have one of those to play with!

 

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EPSON MX-80 dot-matrix printer

 

TI-HACKERS Handy Conversion Chart #2
CONTROL 'U' COMMAND LIST FOR TI-WRITER USING EPSON COMPATIBLE PRINTERS
Symbols used:
    <ESC> = CONTROL "U" FUNCTION "R" CONTROL "U"
    <CHR> = CONTROL "U" SHIFT (specific character) CONTROL "U"
Examples:
    <ESC> M = CONTROL "U" FUNCTION "R" CONTROL "U" M 
    <CHR> O = CONTROL "U" SHIFT           "O" CONTROL "U" 
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PRINT            FUNCTION                            ENABLE                          DISABLE 
WIDTH          -------------------------              ------------------------      ------------------------ 
                        ELITE mode                          <ESC> M                        <ESC> P 
                        continuous EXPANDED           <ESC> W1                      <ESC> W0 (WO ?)
                        COMPRESSED mode              <CHR> O (0 ?)                <CHR> R 
                        single line EXPANDED            <CHR> N                        <CHR>  T 

 

PRINT               FUNCTION                          ENABLE                            DISABLE 
QUALITY           -------------------------          -----------------------           ------------------------ 
                         EMPHASIZED mode               <ESC> E                           <ESC> F 
                         DOUBLE STRIKE mode           <ESC> G                          <ESC> H 
                         SUPERSCRIPT mode              <ESC> SO (S0 ?)              <ESC> T 
                         SUBSCRIPT mode                  <ESC> S1                        <ESC> T 
                         UNDERLINE mode                 <ESC> -1                          <ESC> -0 (-O ?) 
                         MASTER RESET CODE            <ESC> O (0, Q ?) 

 

ALTERNATE     FUNCTION                           ENABLE                            DISABLE 
CHARACTER    ------------------------             ----------------------            ---------------------- 
SETS               ITALIC mode                          <ESC> 4                            <ESC> 5 
                       GRAPHIC CHARACTER SET      <ESC> m <CHR> D            <ESC> m <CHR> 0 (O ?) 
                          
SPECIAL         FUNCTION                           ENABLE                             DISABLE 
PRINTER        -------------------------           --------------------                 -------------------- 
FEATURES      BELL .1 SECOND                   <CHR> G                           
                      BACKSPACE                          <CHR> H        
                      HALF SPEED mode                 <ESC> s1                           <ESC> s0
 
PAPER             FUNCTION                          ENABLE                             DISABLE 
FEED                ------------------------           ---------------------              --------------------- 
COMMANDS     FORM FEED                          <CHR> L 
                        CARRIAGE RETURN               <CHR> M 
                        PAPER SENSOR                     <ESC> 9                           <ESC> 8 


* Refer to TI-HACKERS chart #1 for DECIMAL equivalent if necessary.
   (Example: If n = 8 then procedure is <CHR> H)
Note: Since these codes are imbeded in the text, the formatter is NOT
             required in most cases. However, since control codes do not show
             up in the printed text as they do on your screen you will have to 
             adjust your format to comensate. One example would be if the 
             underline feature was activated it would require three line
             characters, so text would have to be moved over three spaces.
             This looks weird on the screen, but the printed result is very sharp
             looking.
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EPSON LX-350 dot-matrix printer


LX-350 supports the EPSON ESC/P control codes & IBM PPDS emulation control codes listed:

 

EPSON ESC/P control codes
Selecting an EPSON ESC/P printer in your software allows you to use advanced fonts and graphics.
General operation:         ESC @, ESC U
Paper feeding:               FF, LF, ESC 0, ESC 1, ESC 2, ESC 3, ESC A, CR
Page format:                 ESC (C, ESC C, ESC C 0, ESC Q, ESC l, ESC (c, ESC N, ESC O, ESC (U
Print position motion:    ESC $, ESC \, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J
Font selection:              ESC k, ESC x, ESC y, ESC P, ESC M, ESC g, ESC p, ESC 4, ESC 5, ESC E, ESC F, ESC !
Font enhancement:       ESC W, DC4, SO, DC2, SI, ESC w, ESC G, ESC H, ESC T, ESC S, ESC -
Spacing:                      ESC Space
Character handling:      ESC t, ESC (t, ESC R, ESC %, ESC &, ESC :, ESC I, ESC 6, ESC 7
Bit image:                    ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z, ESC *, ESC ^
Bar code:                     ESC (B


IBM PPDS emulation control codes
This printer emulates the IBM Proprinter using the commands below. For detailed information, see the IBM PPDS reference
manual.
General operation:        NUL, DC3, ESC j, BEL, CAN, DC1, ESC Q, ESC [ K, ESC U
Paper feeding:              FF, LF, ESC 5, ESC A, ESC 0, ESC 1, ESC 2, ESC 3, CR, ESC ]
Page format:                ESC C, ESC C0, ESC X, ESC N, ESC O, ESC 4
Print position motion:    ESC d, ESC R, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J
Font selection:              DC2, ESC P, ESC :, ESC E, ESC F, ESC I, ESC [d, ESC [I
Font enhancement:       DC4, SO, ESC SO, ESC W, ESC [ @, SI, ESC SI, ESC G, ESC H, ESC T, ESC S, ESC -, ESC _
Spacing:                      BS, SP
Character handling:      ESC 6, ESC 7, ESC [ T, ESC ^, ESC ¥
Bit image:                    ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z
Bar code:                     ESC [f, ESC [p
Download:                    ESC = 

 

 

The IBM code has BELL! That's nice.

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4 hours ago, Airshack said:

Flew her from 88-92! Great fun! 

Good Lord!

I can't even imagine!

The landings on those loooong gear legs with the stiff structure looks great!

I dreamed of that thing as a young man. All I could pull back then was a 1966 mustang. I have a million questions, but I'll settle for just one answer (please):

 

As a pilot, of no doubt several types, how was it to fly?  

 

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2 hours ago, INVISIBLE said:

 

Hey buddy, it's YOUR THREAD, how can we be off topic?  😁

 

You mentioned the SR-71,  nice looking plane, even if it leaked like sieve on the ground.  Here's a view many people have never seen, a somewhat dated cockpit by today's standards, but still cool.

SR-71 Cockpit.jpg

 

I was just at the Air Zoo.  The cockpit was closed, unfortunately, but I got some really great up-close pictures of the SR-71B on display.  The "Blackbird" is my favorite bird, hands down.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, OLD CS1 said:

 

I was just at the Air Zoo.  The cockpit was closed, unfortunately, but I got some really great up-close pictures of the SR-71B on display.  The "Blackbird" is my favorite bird, hands down.

 

 

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That thing is on another level entirely. I can't believe it was designed in the 60's! They had Slide Rules! Pocket Protectors galore as well, I assume.

I'm sure there's something else hidden in the shadows today that will leave it in the dust, but come on!

 

It's dust is at 85,000 feet and at Mach 3+!

 

Eat My Dust!

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14 hours ago, x24b said:

 

 

As a pilot, of no doubt several types, how was it to fly?  

 

 

PM'd you the details. @ the time I drove a 1966 Mustang Coupe, Pony Interior, Emberglow color. Badass. At the risk of more thread creep you should go see the great film Ford vs Ferrari.

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17 hours ago, x24b said:

It turned out to be Buzz Aldrin! You know, the 'Right Stuff', 'second man on the Moon' guy. The wind was howling, but the T-38 Talon Thunderbird's took off and started their show. Their routines were great as ever, but they sure changed positions as the wind blew them off course here and there.

Wow! Meeting Buzz Aldrin at an airshow makes for a wonderful day I'll bet! My airshow brush with fame was selling a hot dog and coke to Bob Hoover. Bob was Yeager's wingman for the X-1 speed barrier run and a highly decorated WWII stud. He escaped Nazi held France by piloting a stolen German fighter to freedom. He seemed more interested in talking to my wife for some reason? 

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5 hours ago, Airshack said:

PM'd you the details. @ the time I drove a 1966 Mustang Coupe, Pony Interior, Emberglow color. Badass. At the risk of more thread creep you should go see the great film Ford vs Ferrari.

Got your PM and answered.

 

My little fire engine red (inside and out) coupe '66 Mustang had a 289, 4 barrel carb, with a 4 speed and a dual-Tachometer and Clock cluster attached at the top of the steering wheel column! Stock Mustang hub-caps and white wall tires turned in on the rims so only black showed! I put dual exhaust on it and tore up Southern California for 4 years. Many speeding tickets back in the day.

 

I bought it for $900 and sold it for $900. A free Mustang for 4 years!

 

My blood runs Ford Blue, so, yeah. I've seen Ford Vs Ferrari, more than once. Thanks for the heads-up. Fabulous story.

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4 hours ago, Airshack said:

Wow! Meeting Buzz Aldrin at an airshow makes for a wonderful day I'll bet! My airshow brush with fame was selling a hot dog and coke to Bob Hoover. Bob was Yeager's wingman for the X-1 speed barrier run and a highly decorated WWII stud. He escaped Nazi held France by piloting a stolen German fighter to freedom. He seemed more interested in talking to my wife for some reason? 

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I got to meet Bob Hoover twice. Yes. I am a Lucky man.

 

Once as a teenager at an Air Show in Orange County. He had just parked his Yellow P-51 Mustang at the end of the flight line and I ran over there realizing no one else was there! I got to shake his hand with no one around and say something stupid ,I'm sure, but it was glorious. He treated me like I was the only kid on earth. What a moment.

 

The second time was at the Palm Springs Air Museum fund raising Gala. He looked old and frail, but he was dressed to the 9's and wearing his Trademark flat brimmed straw hat! I said hello to him as we were all exiting the event. I also was able to tell him "Thank You for your performances over the years", and it was a thrill to meet him as a teenager and he took the time to talk with me. He was amused by this and smiled. 

 

He was a genuine good egg and a fantastic pilot! One of the best.

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Where was I? Oh yeah, printers...

 

I am seeing multiple cross-references in the print codes. If I just memorize the new codes, can I just use them instead? I can forget about the old and use the new, unless TI-Writer and other programs have the codes hardwired in the machine code. Maybe it does not matter, as long as raw text is printed on paper, what do I care? I should just give it a whirl. Propeller spinning. Aircraft... NO! Printers! Stay on task.

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14 minutes ago, x24b said:

Aircraft... NO! Printers! Stay on task.

STAY ON TARGET!

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2 hours ago, OLD CS1 said:

STAY ON TARGET!

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You are a very cruel man. 

 

In a nice kind of way. I like that!

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Thank you for the game. Chuck Yeager would be happy with the title!

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