ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-25. Radial Tape.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-9)
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 6, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 13, Appendix B
Unpacked, laid flat
Yardstick, Item 20, Appendix B
Tape, Nylon, Type III, 3/4-inch Wide, Item 28,
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 33/34, Appendix D
Pencil, Marking Aid, Item 21/22, Appendix D
a. Restitching. Restitch radial tape. Using a light duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread of contrasting color.
Stitch over original pattern. Lock each row of stitches two inches at each end.
b. Splicing. Splice damaged radial tape as follows:
(1) Place canopy on a repair table with damaged side of radial tape facing up and smooth out canopy material in
There is no limit to the number of spices that may be made on radial tape. When
splicing an area previously spliced, remove old splice material before attempting a
(2) Cut a length of 3/4-inch wide nylon tape long enough to extend 4 inches beyond each side of damaged area
and sear ends as specified in paragraph 2-18.
(3) Center tape length over damaged area. Using a light duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread, secure
spice by stitching a box-stitch formation along full length of splice (figure 2-48).