ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-26. Vertical Tape.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspection (paragraph 2-9)
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 6, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 13, Appendix B
Laid-out on work table
Yardstick, Item 20, Appendix B
Pencil, Marking Aid, Item 21/22, Appendix D
Tape, Nylon, Type III, 1/2-inch Wide, Item 27,
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 33/34, Appendix D
a. Stitching. Stitch and restitch (para 2-17) with thread size E nylon which matches the color of the original stitching,
when possible. Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least 1/2 inch. Restitch directly over the original stitch,
following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
b. Splicing. Splice vertical tape as follows:
There is no limit to the number of spices allowed on the radial tape.
(1) Cut a length of 1/2 inch nylon tape long enough to extend 4 inches beyond each side of damaged area and
sear the ends
(2) Center doubled tape length over damaged area (figure 2-49).
(3) Using a light duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread, secure splice by stitching a box-stitch formation
the full length of spice material. Stitching will be 1/8 inch from edges of splice material, 7 to 11 stitches per