ARMY TM 10-1670-275-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 13C5-25-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-26
Gore Section (cont).
(b) Place cut material over damaged area and using a suitable marking device, trace outline of original
gore section, including width of radial tapes on each side of damaged area and width of skirt
reinforcement tape (lower lateral band) at bottom. Allow material to extend 1 Inch beyond original
gore section upper edge, 1-1/2 inches below lower skirt reinforcement tape, and 3/4 inch beyond
outside edge of each of the radial tapes. Trim excess material, as required.
(c) On upper end of cut material, make a double 1/2 inch-wide fold under. Secure fold under with a
single row of stitching sewn through fold under center across width of material. Stitching will be 7 to
11 stitches per inch.
(d) Cut and remove original stitching which secures pocket band ends to skirt reinforcement tape (lower
lateral band) In original gore section area. Fold pocket band loose ends away from repair area
(e) Invert canopy to inside and align upper edge of fold under made in (d) above with upper edge of
original gore section. Allow each side of replacement gore section material to extend 3/4 inch
beyond outside edges of original gore section radial tapes. Insure 112- inch wide fold under faces
down. Temporarily secure replacement gore section to original gore section upper edge with
(f) On each side of replacement gore section, make a 3/4-inch wide fold under and align material folded
edge with outside edge of each of original gore section radial tapes. Temporarily secure each of
side foldunders with pushpins.
(g) At lower end of replacement gore section, make a doubled 3/4-inch wide fold under and align lower
edge of fold with lower edge of skirt reinforcement tape (lower lateral band). Temporarily secure fold
under with pushpins.
(h) Baste edges of replacement gore section in accordance with paragraph 2-17a and remove pushpins
(i) Using a light duty sewing machine and size E thread secure replacement gore section to original gore
section radial tapes, vertical tape, and skirt reinforcement tape (lower lateral band) with two rows of
stitching, using 7 to 11 stitches per inch. Insure lower edge of replacement gore section does not
extend beyond bottom of skirt reinforcement tape (lower lateral band).
(j) Remove basting, re-invert canopy to outside, and remove original gore section material by cutting
down inside of each applicable radial tape, down both sides of vertical tape, and across upper edge
of skirt reinforcement tape (lower lateral band).
(k) Using a zigzag sewing machine and size E nylon thread, reinstall pocket band loose end in original
location with a two-inch long, 1/4-inch wide row of stitching (figure 2-46). Stitching will be 7 to 11
stitches per Inch.