(3) Place the coated cloth patch over the
Adhesive nylon parachute mending
damaged area with the adhesive side facing down. If
the damaged area has no material missing, the patch
cloth will not be used in the
will be applied to the inside of the canopy only.
construction or application of a
Whenever the damaged area has a space between the
miscellaneous canopy patch.
edges of the material which indicates that material is
a. Patching a Canopy Gore Section. A canopy
missing, the patch will be applied to both the inside and
gore section that cannot be patched with a basic patch
the outside of the canopy.
(4) Using a household-type electric iron with
miscellaneous patch. A miscellaneous patch may be
the heat regulated for cotton material, apply heat and
made on a gore section by two methods, depending
pressure simultaneously to the patch material for at
upon the type of material used in the original
least 30 seconds. Insure that all of the patch material is
construction of the affected canopy.
subjected to heat and pressure, and that all edges of the
miscellaneous patch to a canopy gore section as
patch have adhered to the canopy material. Also insure
that the temperature of the iron remains constant during
(1) The sewn patch. A miscellaneous patch
the patch application effort and that no other part of the
may be applied to a canopy gore section on all
canopy is underneath the area being patched.
parachute canopies by sewing. A sewn patch will be
(5) As required, restencil applicable markings
applied to the inside of a canopy as follows:
(a) Place the canopy inside out on a
repair table, smooth the fabric around the damaged
area, and secure the damaged gore section to the table
3-14. Applying a Miscellaneous Canopy Patch.
with pushpins. Do not pin the damaged area of the gore
A miscellaneous canopy patch, which may be
irregular shaped, is used to repair damaged canopy
material when the location of the damaged area requires
(b) As required, cut the applicable
the patch to extend into or over a seam, reinforcement,
stitching to remove or lay aside items which may
or lateral band. The methods and techniques for
interfere with the patching process.
applying a miscellaneous patch to a canopy are outlined
(c) Ascertain the type of patch required
in paragraphs a and b below.
for a bias-constructed or block constructed canopy,
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