ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-30. Skirt Reinforcement (Lower Lateral Band).
This task covers:
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected, paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 16, Appendix B
Unpacked, laying flat on repair surface
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag, Item 17, Appendix B
Shears, Item 14, Appendix B
Yardstick, Item 24, Appendix B
Webbing, Nylon, 1-inch Wide, Tubular, Item 58,
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 39/40, Appendix D
The skirt reinforcement tape may have one splice between any two 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
a. Stitching and Restitching Stitch and restitch (para. 2-19) with nylon thread, size E, which contrasts
the color of the original stitching and material when possible. Lock all straight stitching by back stitching at
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 lower lateral band as follows:
(1) With damaged side of lower lateral band facing up and affected areas of canopy smoothed out,
remove previous splice, if required.
(2) As required, cut and remove original stitching which secures pocket band end to lower lateral band.
Fold pocket band loose end away from repair area.
(3) Cut a length of 1-inch wide tubular nylon webbing long enough to extend 6 inches beyond each side
of damaged area. Sear each end of tape (para. 2-20).
(4) Center webbing length over damaged area (figure 2-122) and secure splice by making four rows of
continuous stitching using a light duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread. Overstitch each
webbing end by 1/2 inch. Stitching will be 7 to 11 stitches per inches.
(5) Reattach pocket band, if required (para. 2-29).