ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
(3) Crown inside reinforcement tape.
(a) Restitching. Stitch and restitch with size E nylon thread which matches the color of the
original stitching, when possible. Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least 1/2 inch.
Restitch by overstitching each end of the stitch formation by 1/2 inch. Restitch directly over
the original stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible. Stitching will
be in accordance with paragraph 2-19 and table 2-3.
(b) Replacement Replace a damaged crown inside reinforcement tape by fabricating as follows:
1 Beginning at the canopy crown attaching loops on the canopy outside, cut 6 inches of stitching
down each of the crown outside reinforcing tapes.
2 Invert the canopy to locate the two crown inside reinforcement tapes to the outside.
3 Remove the damaged inside tape by cuffing and removing the stitching which secures the
tape to the canopy.
4 Cut a 1 2-inch-length of 9/16-inch wide, type I nylon webbing and sear the ends.
5 Place the webbing length in the original reinforcement tape location and secure the webbing by
stitching a 12-inch long row of stitching, 1/8 inch in, along each edge (figure 2-141). Insure
the two crown outside reinforcing tapes are laid aside prior to stitching the webbing length.
Stitching will be made with a light-duty sewing machine, using size E nylon tape, 7 to 11
stitches per inch.
Figure 2-141. Crown Inside Reinforcement Tape Replacement Details.