ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
2-23. Gore Section (CONT).
(3) Section 5. Replace as follows (see figure 2-84).
(a) Invert canopy and center damaged section on work table.
(b) Smooth area around damaged section, insuring that radial and diagonal seams are straight.
Place pins through radial and diagonal seams as far above and below damaged sections as
(c) Remove damaged section by cutting fabric 1/2-inch from all seams except at the skirt and
upper or lower lateral band, where section can be cut out flush with lateral band.
(d) Fold back raw edges of trimmed seams 1/2-inch and baste to seam with size A nylon thread,
or ticket no. 24.4 cotton thread.
(e) Bias-cut a piece of appropriate nylon parachute cloth for new section, allowing at least 3
inches of extra fabric on each raw edge.
(f) Position new fabric so that selvedged edges lie parallel to and overlap diagonal seams.
(g) Turn under edges along diagonal seams 1/2-inch so that turned edges are alined with outside
edges of diagonal seams. Secure to table with pushpins.
(h) Turn under edges along radial seam so folded edges are alined with center of radial seams.
Measure one Inch from the outside edge of the radial seam as a guide and cut off excess
material. Turn under edges along radial seam so folded edge is alined with outside edge of
(i) Baste all edges and remove pushpins.
(j) Using a light duty sewing machine and size E, nylon thread, sew a row of stitches, 7 to 11
stitches per inch, around the outside edge of the new section.
(k) Turn canopy right side out. Using a light duty sewing machine and size E, nylon thread, sew a
row of stitches, 7 to 11 stitches per Inch, around the Inside edge of the new section.
(I) Remove all basting and make certain radial tape moves freely in channel.
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