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Table 3. Mending Cloth Patching Specifications.
DAMAGED AREA SIZE
PATCH MINIMUM SIZE
1-inch to 1½-inches
1½-inches to 2-inches
2-inches to 3-inches
3-inches to 5-inches
5-inches to 7-inches
*Maximum size for a canopy patch is 10-inches.
The patch may be placed on top of the net when stitching the patch
to the lower lateral band.
2. Making a basic patch. A basic patch is used to repair damaged cloth when the affected area is no
closer than 1-inch from a radial seam or lower lateral band. Should a damaged area be closer than 1-
inch to the cited areas, a miscellaneous patch will be made as detailed in paragraph 3., below. There
are three methods that may be used to apply a basic patch; the procedures for performing each
method are outline in paragraphs a. and b., as follows:
A basic patch applied to the parachute canopy by sewing will be
square or rectangular in shape. A parachute canopy basic patch,
constructed from adhesive nylon parachute mending cloth, may be
shaped rectangular or triangular, as required.
a. The sewn patch. The primary method of applying a basic patch is by sewing. When using this
method of patching on a parachute canopy, the patch will be applied to the inside of the canopy.
The deployment bag may be patched on either the inside or the outside. (The sewn patch is
shown on the following page).