24-FOOT DIAMETER TROP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
THIS SECTION COVERS:
Knife (Item 14, WP 0044 00)
Knife, Hot Metal (Item 15, WP 0044 00)
Sewing Machine, Light-Duty (Item 39, WP 0044 00)
Shears (Item 43, WP 0044 00)
Tape, Nylon, Tubular, Type I (Item 34, WP 0059 00)
Thread, Nylon, Size E (Item 39/40, WP 0059 00)
Unpacked. Lying flat on repair table.
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Stitch and restitch with nylon thread, size E which is contrasting in color. Use 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
Lock all straight stitching by back stitching at least ½-inch. Restitch directly over the original stitch
When installed on a parachute canopy, a pocket band will be positioned on the outside of the lower lateral
band with a band end attached on each side of a suspension line, thereby allowing a free length of
material to pass over the suspension line. A pocket band that is damaged will be replaced by fabricating
using the following procedure:
1. Place the canopy assembly of a repair table or other repair surface with the damaged pocket band
2. Mark the lower lateral band at each end of the damaged pocket band length.
3. Remove the affected pocket band from the canopy by cutting the stitching securing each of the band
ends to the lower lateral band.
4. Fabricate a new pocket band by cutting an 8 ¼-inch length of type I tubular nylon tape and sear ends.
5. Position the replacement pocket band length in the original pocket band location and align the
material ends with the marks made in step 2., above.