ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
6 Secure the upper end of the suspension line to the canopy skirt by stitching according to the
original construction details. Stitching will be made with a light-duty sewing machine using
size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
7 Trace the cord length running end with an adjacent suspension line under equal tension from
the canopy skirt to the connector link assembly at the suspension line lower end. Using a
suitable marking aid, mark the cord running end at a point alined with the inside edge of the
connector link bar to which the suspension line group is attached.
8 Cut and remove the damaged suspension line from the connector link assembly.
9 Aline the mark made on the cord length running end with the inside edge of the connector link
bar at the location of the original suspension line. Secure the cord running end to the bar by
passing the end around the bar twice and making two half hitches (figure 2-147). Draw the
half hitch knots tight against the top of the connector link bar.
Figure 2-147. Method of Attaching a Type III Nylon Cord Suspension Line to a Connector Link.
The knot formation in figure 2-147 is shown loose for clarity only. Insure the knot is drawn tight before stitching.