ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-52. 68-InchPilot Parachute (cont).
Figure 2-143. Skirt Reinforcement Webbing Splice Details.
(7) Suspension line reinforcing 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 There are two reinforcing tape lengths at each point of suspension line
attachment on the canopy skirt. Both tape lengths will be replaced whenever damage is
incurred on either one or both tapes. Replace the reinforcing tapes by fabricating as follows:
1 Remove the original suspension line reinforcing tapes by cutting the stitching which secures
the tapes to the inside and the outside of the skirt.
2 Cut two 1 O-inch lengths of 9/1 6-inch wide, type I nylon webbing and sear the ends.
3 Position the webbing lengths in the location of the original reinforcing tapes. Secure the
replacement reinforcing tapes by stitching a 1/4-inch wide by 8 3/4-inch long row of double-
throw zigzag stitching according to the details in figure 2-144. Further make a single row of
stitching, 1/8-inch in, along each side edge to a point 1/2 inch above the upper edges of the
reinforcing tapes. Stitching will be made with a light-duty sewing machine using size E nylon
tape, 7 to 11 stitches per inch and a zigzag sewing machine using size FF nylon tape, 7 to 11
stitches per inch.