ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
2-28. Panel Edge Reinforcement.
This task covers:
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 2, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Shears, Item 10, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 12,
Inspected, Paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Cleaned, Paragraph 2-12
Canopy laid flat on repair table
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Items 27/28,
Webbing, Nylon, Type 1, 9/16 Inch Wide,
Item 37, Appendix D
Group No. 01, MAC, Section II, Appendix B
a. Restitching. Restitching of panel edge reinforcement is authorized. Use a light duty sewing machine and size
=, nylon thread of contrasting color. Stitch over the original stitch pattern, 7 to 11 stitches per inch. Lock each row of
stitches two inches at each end.
The panel edges may be spliced only once and will not be replaced.
b. Splicing. A panel edge reinforcement may be spliced one time as follows.
(1) Cut a length of 9/16-inch-wide, type I nylon webbing long enough to extend 6 inches beyond each side of
damaged area and sear ends (para 2-19).
(2) Center webbing length over damaged area and secure splice by stitching a box-stitch formation, 1/16-
inch in from each edge, full length of splice material (figure 2-43). Use light duty sewing machine, with
size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch.