ARMY TM 10-1670-279-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-27-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-28
Gore Section (cont).
Replacement of gore panels can be accomplished only at the
intermediate (DS) maintenance level, in accordance with the
Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC), Appendix B.
Replace. When replacing gore sections, use 3.5-ounce nylon parachute cloth of same color as that being
replaced. If the same color cloth is not available, another color-may 'be used. When replacing section 1 of gore 1,
restencil gore number and information data block on replacement section. For other gores, stencil gore numbers as
necessary using procedures in para. 2-20. A gore section which is damaged beyond repair will be replaced as follows:
Gore panel replacement (figure 2-39).
Invert canopy and locate damaged gore.
Remove items which may interfere with gore panel replacement by cutting stitching, lay items
Smooth out and secure surrounding canopy material to table with pushpins. Ensure adjacent lateral
and radial webbings are straight and damaged gore panel is not distorted.
Remove damaged gore panel by cutting material at a point 112 inch in from adjacent webbing or
Cut remaining material diagonally at each corner. Fold each raw edge back by 1/2 inch. Pin and
baste (para. 2-18) to complete area preparation. Remove pins after basting.
Cut a piece of 3.5-ounce nylon cloth 2 1/2 inches longer and 1 1/2 inches wider than original gore
section (figure 2-39).
Fold under the selvaged edge of the cloth piece to a width equal to the width of adjacent seam and
aline the cloth folded edge with the outside edge of adjacent seam or lateral band. Secure the folded edge with
Fold the raw edges of the cloth piece as follows:
Fold under the raw edges located adjacent to edge reinforcements and a lateral band, as
applicable, and aline the folded edges with the outside edges of the reinforcements on band. Secure these folds with
Fold under the raw edges located along the radial seams and aline the folded edges with the
outside edges of the radial seams. Secure this fold with pushpins.
Secure the replacement section cloth to the canopy material by basting along each of the folded
edges. Basting will be made in accordance with para. 2-18.
Remove the pushpins from the edges of the replacement section and secure the section material to
the canopy inside using a light duty sewing machine and size E, nylon thread. Stitching will be 7-11
stitches per inch.