ARMY TM 10-1670-282-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C53D-2
NAVY NAVAIR 131-33
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-9)
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 6, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 17, Appendix B
Unpacked, laid flat.
Yardstick, Item 25, Appendix B
Webbing, Nylon, Type IV, 1/2-Inch Wide, Item 34,
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 23/24, Appendix D
Pencil, Marking Aid, Item 15/16, Appendix D
Restitching. Restitch radial tape. Using a light duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread of contrasting
color. Stitch over original pattern. Lock each row of stitches two inches at each end.
Splicing. Splice damaged radial tape as follows:
Place canopy on a repair table with damaged side of radial tape facing up and smooth out canopy material in
There is no limit to the number of splices that may be made on radial tape. When splicing an
area previously spliced, remove old splice material before attempting a second splice.
Cut a length of 1/2-inch wide nylon webbing long enough to extend 6 inches beyond each side of
damaged area and sear ends as specified in paragraph 2-18.
Center tape length over damaged area. Using a light duty sewing machine and size E nylon
thread, secure splice by stitching a box-stitch formation along full length of splice (figure 2-48).