(e) Obtain a new stiffener from supply stock.
Ensure the pre-cut hole for the grommet is large enough to
accommodate a new grommet. If not, enlarge the hole
using a 5/8-inch countersink drill and 5/8-inch drill bit as
(f) Replace stiffener and re-sew straight stitches removed in step (c) above, using a
medium-duty sewing machine, size E nylon thread and 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
(g) Replace AAD Junction plate grommet and washer. Set the grommet ensuring
the grommet is rolled over washer and that the washer is to the inside of the
(h) Align the AAD Junction plate with the tacking holes on the container.
(i) Hand tack AAD Junction plate to the container using procedures outlined in WP
c. Reserve Parachute Compartment. Replace top flap, bottom flap, left flap and right flap
pack stiffeners as follows:
Replace the top flap pack stiffener as follows:
(a) Remove approximately 2-inches of stitching that secures the hook and pile
fastener tape on each side of the container.
(b) Carefully cut and remove only the upper tacking securing the reserve ripcord
housing to the container.
(c) Carefully cut and remove the tacking securing the main canopy release ripcord
(d) Remove the short housing and set aside, remove only the ¾-inch keepers and
(e) Cut stitching and remove the ripcord protector flap.
(f) Carefully cut stitching on the ¾-inch binding tape, which secures the pack
stiffener to the container.
(g) Remove plastic stiffener from container.
(h) Using a medium-duty sewing machine, size E nylon thread and 7 to 11 stitches
per inch, re-sew the main cable-housing keeper to the center of the container
with one row of stitching.
(i) Obtain a new stiffener from supply stock.
(j) Using a medium-duty sewing machine, size E nylon thread and 7 to 11 stitches
per inch, re-sew the new stiffener to the top of the container.