retainer with the slot in the adjusting screw and install a
the operating button screw with a suitable type
locking wire according to original locking wire installation
(h) Position the quick release with the
operating button facing down. Slide one of the plungers
into the slot of the stationary plunger retainer with the
(a) Reattach the reassembled quick
beveled face of the plunger directed away from the body
release to a harness or sling by reversing the
center. Further insert the plunger into the stationary
procedures in paragraph (1) above.
plunger hole of the release body and aline the plunger
(b) Apply a pull-test and operational
retainer in a manner which directs the beveled face of
test to the reassembled quick release using the
the plunger away from the body center. Aline the
plunger retainer with the two mating screw holes on the
A parachute harness quick
body inside and using a suitable type screwdriver,
release assembly which cannot be repaired or which is
secure the retainer with the two retainer screws and
damaged beyond repair will be replaced with a
serviceable item from stock.
(i) Slide each of the three locking
3-29. Parachute Harness Quick Release Pad.
plungers into the individual slots of the spider with the
The parachute harness quick release pad is required
beveled face of each plunger directed away from the
for use with the parachute harness quick release on
spider center. Aline the three plungers with the mating
troop-type personnel parachutes. The quick release pad
holes in the release body and simultaneously install the
consists of a circular leather pad which has a retaining
plungers with spider into the release body.
strap with safety clip attached. A damaged parachute
(j) Install a plunger spring into the
harness quick release pad will be repaired or replaced
recess of each of the four plungers.
using the following procedures, as applicable.
(k) Position the three body spacers in
the body slot, one at a time, and aline each spacer with
(1) Restitching a leather pad.
a base plate screw hole.
broken or loose stitching on a leather pad according to
(I) Fit the base plate over the inverted
quick release body with the off center screw hole located
size 5 or 6 nylon thread and a heavy duty sewing
on the locking pin retainer side of the body. Insure that
machine, stitching 5-8 stitches per inch.
each of the four plunger springs is seated in the mating
(2) Restitching a retaining strap. Restitch
spring recesses in the base plate.
broken or loose stitching on a retaining strap according
(m) Insert the short base plate screw
into the base plate on the locking pin retainer side of the
size E nylon thread and a light duty sewing machine,
body. Using a suitable type screwdriver, tighten the
stitching 7-11 stitches per inch.
screw to a point one-half of the screw length.
(3) Replacing a safety clip.
(n) Insert the three long base plate
unserviceable safety clip with a serviceable item from
screws into the three remaining holes in the base plate.
Using a suitable type screwdriver, tighten all four screws
(4) Replacing a retaining strap. Replace an
evenly and insure the two body dowel pins are seated in
unserviceable retaining strap by fabricating as follows:
the two mating holes of the base plate.
(a) As applicable and using the
The base plate is constructed with a
release and the quick release pad from the parachute
convex radius which provides a
harness and further remove the pad from the quick
better seal when attached to the
release body. If the four base screws
(b) Remove the damaged retaining
are tightened excessively when
strap from the leather pad by cutting the stitching
installed, the convex radius will
securing the strap. Cut the stitching to a point 3/4 inch
change to a concave radius. This
on either side of the strap. Insure the pad leather is not
condition will then allow the base
damaged during the cutting process.
screws to protrude and prohibit
proper function of the operating
(o) Aline one pair of holes in the locking