DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
LOWER LATERAL BAND
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)
Yardstick (Item 45, WP 0044 00)
Tape, Nylon, Tubular, Type I (Item 34, WP 0057 00)
Thread, Nylon, Size E (Items 39/40, WP 0057 00
Unpacked, canopy laid flat.
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
1. Restitching. Restitch using a light-duty sewing machine with size E nylon thread, which is contrasting
in color to the original stitching, using 7 to 11 stitches per inch. When possible, lock all straight
stitching by backstitching at least ½-inch. Restitch directly over the original stitching, following the
original stitch formation as close as possible.
2. Damage to Lower Lateral Band and Between Radial Seams. Repair as follows:
a. Cut stitching of suspension line and V-tab (when applicable) on either side of damaged area, and
move these items to one side.
b. Invert canopy and smooth canopy around damaged area.
c. Cut a piece of 1-inch tubular nylon tape long enough to extend 6-inches on each side of damaged
area. Sear ends of tape.
Position tape over damaged area of lateral band. Using a light-duty sewing machine, size E
nylon thread and 7 to 11 stitches per inch, stitch in place with four continuous rows of stitching.
Overstitch ends of tape 2-inches.