DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
UPPER LATERAL BAND
THIS SECTION COVERS:
Knife (Item 14, WP 0044 00)
Knife, Hot Metal (Item 15, WP 0044 00)
Pot, Melting (Item 29, WP 0044 00)
Sewing Machine, Medium-Duty (Item 41, WP 0044 00)
Yardstick (Item 45, WP 0044 00)
Thread, Nylon, Size E (Items 39/40, WP 0057 00)
Webbing, Nylon, Tubular, 1-IN (Item 48, WP 0057 00)
Unpacked, canopy laid flat.
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
1. Restitching. Restitching of upper lateral band is authorized. Use a medium-duty sewing machine
size E nylon thread of contrasting color, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch. Stitch directly over the original
stitch pattern as closely as possible. Lock each row of stitches at least 2-inches each end.
The upper lateral band may be spliced only once and will not be replaced.
2. Damage Between Radial Seams. Repair as follows:
a. Cut stitching of two apex/vent lines on each side of damaged area.
b. Invert apex, and smooth canopy around damaged area.
c. Cut a piece of 1-inch tubular nylon webbing long enough to extend 1-inch beyond outside edge of
second radial seam on each side of damaged area. Sear or dip ends of webbing (WP 0015 00).
d. Using a medium-duty sewing machine with size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch, position
webbing on damaged area and sew it in place with four continuous rows of stitches. Overstitch
ends of webbing ½-inch.