(10) Working in a clockwise direction, continue tacking around the outside edge of the cone
base using the procedures in steps ((6) and (7)), above, until the needle and thread are
passed to the inside at hole no. 8.
(11) Remove all slack from the completed tacking.
(12) Remove the tacking needle from the thread length and secure the tacking loose ends on
the parachute pack panel inside with a surgeons knot and a locking knot. Trim tie ends to
7. Pack Fastener (T-10R). Replace a damaged pack fastener with a serviceable item from stock as
Left pack fastener.
Cut tacking and remove pack opening band hook eye.
Cut stitching, and remove pack fastener loop from end flap.
Cut edge reinforcement where it passes through pack fastener slot, and remove damaged
pack fastener. Trim edge reinforcement flush with edge of flap.
Cut a 9-inch length of type IV, 1-inch wide nylon webbing and sear ends of new edge
reinforcement to prevent fraying.
Pass new edge reinforcement through fastener slot, and center fastener on reinforcement.