ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-27. Skirt Reinforcement Tape (Lower Lateral Band).
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, lying flat on repair table
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag, Item 14, Appendix B
Yardstick, Item 20, Appendix B
Tape, Nylon, Type III, 3/4 inch Wide, Item 28,
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 33/34, Appendix D
The skirt reinforcement tape may have one splice between any suspension lines and
cannot be replaced.
If the damage is located in a previously spliced area between two suspension lines, the
earlier made splice material will be removed before attempting a second splice repair.
a. Stitching and Restitching. Stitch and restitch (para 2-17) with nylon thread, size E, which contrasts the color of the
original stitching and material when possible. Lock all straight stitching by back stitching al least 2 inches. Zig-zag
restitching should extend 1/4 inch into undamaged stitching at each end. Restitch directly over the original stitching.
Follow the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
b. Splicing. Splice the skirt reinforcement tape as follows:
(1) With damaged side of skirt reinforcement tape facing up, smooth out affected area of canopy. Remove
previous splice, if required.
(2) As required, cut and remove original stitching which secures pocket band end to skirt reinforcement tape.
Fold pocket band loose end away from repair area.
(3) Cut a length of 3/4-inch wide nylon tape long enough to extend 6 inches beyond each side of damaged area.
Sear each end of tape (para 2-18).
(4) Center tape length over damaged area (figure 2-50) and secure spice by making four rows of continuous
stitching using a light duty sewing machine and size E thread. Overstitch each webbing end by 1/2 inch.
Stitching will be 7 to 11 stitches per inch.