ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
Figure 2-142. Canopy Crown Attaching Loop Replacement Details.
(6) Skirt reinforcement webbing (lower lateral band).
(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) Splicing. The skirt reinforcement webbing (lower lateral band) is limited to three splices. In
addition, a splice will not extend across any suspension line(s) and a splice will not be
performed if less than 4 inches of undamaged material remains on each side of the damaged
area. Splice a damaged skirt reinforcement webbing (lower lateral band) as follows:
1 Cut a length of 1 -inch wide, type IV nylon webbing long enough to extend 3 1/2 inches beyond
each side of the damaged area and sear the ends.
2 Center the webbing length over the damaged area on the canopy outside and secure the splice
by stitching four continuous rows along the full length of the splice material (figure 2-143).
Each row of stitching will be started at a point 1/2 inch from one end of the splice material
and finished 1/2 inch beyond the opposite end of the splice material. Stitching will be made
with a light-duty sewing machine using size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch.