(16) Pass 7 inches of the line tapered end
through the connector link assembly in the original line
location and fold the end back over the top of the link.
(17) Insert a splicing aid into the line body at
the 14-inch mark and work the splicing aid through the
inside of the cord body to the outside at the 8 inch mark.
(18) Thread and secure the line tapered end to
the splicing aid and pull the splicing aid back into the
line body. Work the splicing aid through the line body
until the 6- and 8-inch marks are alined.
(19) Hold the alined marks together and
continue pulling the splicing aid until the attached line
end protrudes from the line body at the 14-inch mark.
Remove the line end from the splicing aid.
(20) While holding the line at the alined 6- and
8-inch marks, stretch the line length to allow the
protruding line end to recede into the line body.
(21) Beginning at the alined 6- and 8-inch
marks and working toward the canopy skirt, secure the
line attachment by stitching a 3-inch-long row of double-
cited in the applicable item maintenance publication.
(22) Trace the replacement line from the
connector link assembly to the suspension line attaching
loop at the canopy skirt to insure proper attachment,
position, and sequence.
3-24. Replacing Vent Lines.
Figure 3-23. Attachment details for a coreless cord
A parachute canopy that does not have continuous
suspension line, typical.
canopy lines will have independent vent lines attached
(12) Hold the attaching loop of an adjacent
at the upper lateral band and extending across the
suspension line and the attaching loop of the
canopy vent. A vent line that is damaged beyond repair
replacement line together tightly at the canopy skirt and
will be replaced by fabricating as follows:
while the lines are under equal tension, trace the length
a. Place the canopy assembly in proper layout on
of both lines from the attaching loops to the applicable
a repair table or other repair surface and trace the
connector link assembly. Using an authorized marking
damaged vent line front one side of the upper lateral
aid of contrasting color, mark the replacement line
band to the opposite side of the upper lateral band.
length at a point alined with the inside edge of the link
b. Remove the affected vent line by cutting the
assembly. Reapply equal tension to both line lengths
stitching which secures each end of the line to the
and check to insure the replacement line length is
canopy on both sides of the canopy vent.
marked correctly. Release tension from the canopy
c. Cut a length of the same type material used in
original construction according to the length of an
(13) Cut and remove the lower end of the
adjacent vent line under equal tension and wax the
original suspension line from the connector link
assembly and note the original location of the line on the
d. Position one end of the replacement line length
in the exact location of one end of the original vent line
(14) Cut the running end of the replacement
and secure the line end to the
line at a point 7 inches beyond the mark made in (12)
above. Further, taper-cut 1/2 inch of the remaining line
(15) Using an authorized marking aid of
contrasting color, mark the line length at points 6, 8, and
14 inches from the tapered running end.