ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-24. Gore Section (cont).
A patch will not be applied to a damaged area that has been previously patched.
There is no limitation to the number of patches or size of patch to each canopy gore section or gore panel.
However, determination should be made as to the most economical method to be used, i.e., two or more patches
versus one large patch or one large patch versus a section replacement. A patch applied to a parachute canopy
may extend from radial seam to radial seam.
(b) Sewn patches. There are two types of sewn patches authorized, the basic and miscellaneous. A basic patch
is used to repair damaged cloth when the affected area is no closer than 1 inch from a radial tape, vent reinforcement
tape or skirt reinforcement tape. Should a damaged area be closer than 1 inch to the cited areas, a miscellaneous patch
will be made.
Sewn patches on the canopy will be applied to the inside and may be square or
rectangular In shape
When a miscellaneous canopy patch is used, cut stitching and remove or lay aside
items which may Interfere with patch application. Refer to applicable item repair
paragraph for proper procedures.
Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square or rectangle around area to be patched
and insure one side of marked square or rectangle is parallel to warp or filling of fabric.
Cut damaged area fabric along lines made In 1 above. Further cut fabric diagonally at each corner to allow a
1/2 Inch foldback In raw edges. Cut stitching and lay aside or remove any Item which will interfere with
miscellaneous patch application.
Make 1/2 inch foldback on each raw edge. Pin and baste each foldback to complete prepared hole Basting
will be performed using procedures In paragraph 2-17a.
Using 3 8 ounce muslin cloth, mark and cut a patch 2-1/2 inches wider and longer than inside measurements
of prepared hole. Insure patch material is marked and cut along warp or filling of fabric.
Center patch material over prepared hole and insure warp or filling of patch material matches warp or filling
of fabric being patched. Pin patch material in position.
Make 1/2 Inch foldunder on each edge of patch material and baste patch to prepared area. Basting will be
performed using procedures In paragraph 2-17a.
Remove pushpins securing item to the repair table and secure patch by stitching, using the applicable details
in figure 2-42 and stitching specifics outlined in table 2-3. Make first row of stitching completely around patch
invert canopy and make a second row of stitching around prepared hole. Stitching will be performed in
accordance with paragraph 2-17.
Replace items removed for miscellaneous patch. as required, In accordance with applicable item