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Configuration/Condition. Acceptance of new equipment from the manufacturer is based upon inspections
made of sample lots that have been randomly selected in accordance with military standards. It is incumbent
upon the using activity personnel to bear this in mind whenever equipment is first placed in service. Changes
will sometimes evolve from the original equipment design and sometimes contractors are authorized to make
deviations in material and construction techniques. Air delivery equipment that has been in the field cannot
be expected to meet exacting manufacturing specifications; however, the equipment should closely reflect
desired design characteristics. Since repairs, modifications, and/or changes can alter or detract from the
configuration originally desired, such equipment shall be air worthy, safe, of the desired configuration, and
adequate for intended use.
Parachute Log Record. The Army Parachute Log Record, DA Form 3912, is a history-type maintenance
document that accompanies the parachute canopy and pack assemblies through the period of service of the
individual assembly. The log record provides a means of recording maintenance actions performed on a
parachute canopy assembly. Normally, a log record is initiated and attached to the parachute upon receipt by
a using unit. However, if the item is subjected to alteration or modification by a maintenance activity during
the interim period from date of manufacture to receipt by a using unit, the log record will be prepared by the
activity performing the maintenance function. Once initiated, a log record will be attached to and contained in
an affixed parachute log record/inspection data pocket until such time as the parachute canopy assembly is
destroyed or rendered unfit for further use or repair. Additionally, should an item that requires a log record be
transferred from one unit to another, the log record for the parachute assembly will accompany the item in the
transfer action. A prepared log record will not be removed or separated from a parachute, and especially a
packed parachute, except as directed by the local airdrop equipment maintenance activity officer. A log
record which is illegible, lost, damaged, soiled, or precludes further entries due to lack of space will be
replaced upon the next repack or inspection, as applicable, with a serviceable item from stock.
Installing Attaching Tie. Install attaching tie as follows:
1. Cut a 30-inch length of tape, lacing and tying waxed nylon thread and double the lacing length.
2. Pass looped end of the double lacing length around the centerfold of the log record and form a slip loop
on the outside at the log record top.