TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0044 00
At a point 6-inches above the mark, cut the replacement line length and wax the cut end.
m. Pass the waxed line end up through the original attaching V-tab and temporarily secure the line end
to the V-tab with a bow knot.
Remove one end of the applicable pocket band by cutting the stitching securing the pocket band end
to the lower lateral band.
Position the loose pocket band end above the secured end and temporarily secure the loose end to
the lateral band using a pushpin.
Remove one end of the applicable reefing ring retainer by cutting the stitching securing the retainer
end to the lower lateral band.
Position the loose retainer end above the secured end and temporarily secure the loose end to the
lower lateral band using a pushpin. Ensure the reefing ring is not removed from the retainer during
the retainer cutting and relocating process.
Cut a 7-inch length of 9/16-inch wide, type I nylon webbing and wax each end by ¼-inch.
Place the 7-inch webbing length lengthwise on the original radial seam on the canopy inside, then
align the lower end of the webbing length with the lower edge of the V-tab.
Untie the replacement suspension line at the V-tab and place the upper end of the line length
adjacent to the original radial line on the outside of the radial seam.
Align the mark made in step j., above, with the lower edge of the lower lateral band and secure the
line end and 7-inch webbing length to the canopy skirt with temporary tacking or pushpins.
Working on the outside of the canopy skirt, secure the upper end of the replacement suspension line
to the V-tab and original radial seam by making a 3/16-inch wide row of double-throw zig-zag stitching
from a point ¼-inch below the V-tab to a point ¼-inch beyond the end of the replacement line. Use
size E nylon thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
Beginning at the lower edge of the lower band outside, secure the 7-inch webbing length and original
radial line loose end to the radial seam by making a 6-inch long row of 3/16-inch wide double-throw
zig-zag stitching. Stitching will be made using size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch with a
medium-duty zig-zag sewing machine.
Remove temporary tacking or pushpins installed in steps d. and t., above.
Reinstall the lower radial line reinforcement tape removed in step b., above, by restitching according
to original construction details and the procedures in WP 0045 00, RADIAL LINE REINFORCEMENT
TAPE. Stitching will be made using size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch, with a medium-
duty sewing machine.
Reinstall the loose ends of the reefing ring retainer, with reefing ring, and pocket band removed in
steps n. through q., above, by restitching according to original attachment details. Stitching will be
made using size E nylon thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch, with a medium-duty sewing machine.
aa. Working at the point of attachment to the connector link assembly and beginning at a point 2-inches
above the half-hitches made in step g., above, secure the tie free end to the replacement line body
by stitching a 2-inch long row of 3/16-inch wide double-throw zig-zag stitching toward the connector