DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
MC-4 RAM AIR FREE-FALL PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
SUSPENSION LINE ATTACHING LOOP
THIS TASK COVERS:
Sewing Machine, Double Box-X (Table 1, WP 0050 00)
Stitch Removal Tool (Item 39, WP 0063 00)
Aid, Marking (Item 1/2, WP 0076 00)
Tape, Nylon, 1-Inch Wide (Item 34, WP 0076 00)
Thread, Nylon, Size E (Item 43/44, WP 0076 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Lay out on packing table or other
The suspension line attaching loop may need to be replaced in conjunction with a repair to the canopy.
Remove and reattach the suspension line attaching loop as follows:
1. Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark the original location of the suspension line
attaching loop using the adjoining loaded rib as a guide to determine where to reattach the suspension
line attaching loop.
2. Using the stitch removal tool, carefully remove the suspension line attachment loop from the canopy.
3. Depending on the location of the suspension line attaching loop, the cut length of the material will vary
a. Suspension line attaching loops on the canopy nose are two (2) 3 ½-inch pieces.
b. Suspension line attaching loops on the canopy tail are one (1) 3-inch piece.
Canopy Tail Suspension Line
NOTE: Fold under
optional, if fold under
is used, cut length is
Canopy Nose Suspension Line
Attaching Loops (2 plies)