ARMY TM 10-1670-275-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 13C5-25-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-26
2.30. Suspension Line.
This task covers:
Sewing Machine, Medium Duty, Zig-Zag
Inspected (paragraph 2-9)
Cleaned (paragraph 2-11)
Splicing Aid, Item 3, Appendix B
Canopy laid flat on repair table
Cord, Nylon, Coreless, Item 12, Appendix D
Group No. 0110, MAC, Section II,
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 29/30
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
(1) Restitching. Stitch and restitch with thread, nylon, size E, that is contrasting In color to the fabric
being stitched or original thread being restitched. If contrasting color thread is not available, thread of matching
color may be used, providing all other specifications are met. Straight stitching and restitching should be
locked by at least two Inches at each end of a stitch row when possible. Zig-zag restitching should extend at
least 1/4 inch into undamaged stitching at each end, when possible. Restitch directly over the original stitching
and follow the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
(2) Splicing. A suspension line may be spliced one time as follows:
(a) Cut a length of coreless nylon cord long enough to extend 3 inches beyond each side of
damaged area. Sear and wax each end of cord 1/2 inch in accordance with paragraph 2-18.
(b) Center cord length over damaged area. Using a zig-zag sewing machine and size E nylon
thread, secure splice by stitching a 1/8-inch wide row of stitching full length of splice,
extending stitching 1/2-inch beyond each end (figure 2-54). Stitching will be 7 to 11 stitches
per inch (para. 2-17).