DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
CANOPY GORE SECTION
THIS SECTION COVERS:
Knife (Item 14, WP 0044 00)
Sewing Machine, Light-Duty (Item 39, WP 0044 00)
Shears (Item 43, WP 0044 00)
Yardstick (Item 45, WP 0044 00)
Cloth, Parachute, Nylon, Type I (Item 8, WP 0057 00)
Thread, Nylon, Size E (Items 39/40, WP 0057 00)
Unpacked, canopy laid flat.
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
1. Normal Gore Section Replacement. Gore sections will be replaced as follows:
Remove the damaged section by cutting the section material at a point ½-inch in from the inside
edge of each adjustment seam or lateral band.
Cut the remaining fabric diagonally at each corner to allow the raw edges to be folded back.
Fold each raw edge back by ½-inch and pin and baste each folded edge to complete area
preparation. Basting will be performed according to procedures in WP 0014 00.
Position a piece of serviceable parachute cloth, equal to the material used in original gore
section construction, over the prepared area.
Cut the cloth piece to a size that will cover the entire prepared area. Allow as many salvaged
edges of the cloth piece to remain as possible. Also, allow at least 3-inches of extra fabric to
remain on each raw edge.
Fold under each salvaged edge of the cloth piece to a width equal to the width of adjacent
seams and align the cloth folded edges with the outside edges of adjacent seams or lateral
bands. Secure the seams or lateral bands with pushpins.
Fold the raw edges of the cloth piece as follows:
Fold under the raw edges located adjacent to a seam or a lateral band, as applicable, and
align the folded edges with the outside edges of the seam or lateral band. Secure the
aligned edges of the applicable seam or lateral band with pushpins.
Fold under the raw edges located along radial seams that have four rows of stitching and
align the folded edges with the center of the radial seams. Secure the folded edges to the
radial seams with pushpins.
h. Secure the situated replacement section cloth to the canopy material by basting along each of the
folded edges. Basting will be made according to the procedures in WP 0014 00.