ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
2-24.1. Radial Tape.
This task covers:
Tacking Needle, Item 19, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag (Table 2-2)
Shears, Item 28, Appendix B
Webbing, Nylon, Item 64, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Item 50/51, Appendix D
a. Place canopy in proper layout on repair table or repair surface, and apply partial tension to suspension
b. Trace damaged radial tape from canopy skirt through radial seam channel to canopy apex.
c. Cut stitching that holds vent line and radial tape to upper lateral band and radial seam and lay aside
end of vent line.
d. Cut stitching that holds suspension line and radial tape to lower lateral band and radial seam and lay
aside end of suspension line. Do not remove damaged radial tape at this time.
e. Tack end of new radial tape to end of damaged radial tape at upper lateral band.
f. Grasp end of damaged radial tape at lower lateral band and pull old tape through radial seam channel
until new tape appears at lower lateral band. Relieve tension from suspension lines.
g. Cut old tape from new tape at tacking. Hand tack ends of new radial tape in place at upper and lower
lateral bands after taking appropriate measurement of adjacent tape.
h. Cut ends of new tape at outside edges of upper and lower, lateral bands. Reposition ends of vent line
and suspension line and sew in place according to original construction.