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c. Reattach the canopy to the apex hook.
2. Orifice inversion. Two kinds of orifice inversions may be encountered. Remove orifice inversions as
a. Apex through the orifice of the canopy. If the pocket bands appear on the outside and the vent
cap appears on the inside, the apex is inverted through the orifice. To remove this kind of orifice
inversion, locate the two radial lines through which the canopy has been inverted, and pass the
apex lines down through the canopy and out the orifice between these two radial lines.
b. One or two risers through the orifice of the canopy. For this type of orifice inversion, the vent cap
is on the outside of the apex lines. If half the V-tabs are on the inside of the lower lateral band,
and half are on the outside, the right or left riser is inverted through the orifice. If all the V-tabs are
on the outside of the lower lateral band, both risers are inverted through the orifice. One or both
risers may be inverted in one of two directions, either down through the orifice and out of the
canopy skirt, or up the canopy skirt and out the orifice. To remove this type of inversion, proceed
Place the suspension lines and canopy gores into group separation.
Determine whether the left or right riser, or both, are inverted and the direction of the
Remove the connector links from the tension plate and reverse the direction of the riser, or
risers, through the lower portion of the canopy below the orifice.
Reinstall the connector links on the tension plate.
REMOVING TURNS, TANGLES/TWISTS FROM SUSPENSION LINES
To properly locate suspension lines, proceed as follows:
Suspension lines 1 thru 30 are divided into two groups, 1 thru 15 are
in the left group and 16 thru 30 are in the right group.
1. Locate the top center gore of the canopy and divide the suspension lines into the left and right groups
(see illustration on next page).