ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
2-25. Radial Ribbon.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-13).
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
Tape, Nylon, Type II, 2-Inch Wide, Item 18,
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 23/24, Appendix D
Pencil, Marking Aid, Item 12, Appendix D
Restitching. Restitch radial ribbon. 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 ribbon as follows:.
Place canopy on a repair table with damaged side of radial tape facing up and smooth out
canopy material In affected area.
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
Cut a length of 2-inch wide nylon ribbon long enough to extend 6 inches beyond each side of
damaged area and sear ends as specified In paragraph 2-18.
Center ribbon length over outside of damaged area. Using a light duty sewing machine and
size E nylon thread, secure splice by stitching eight rows of stitching along full length of splice.
Overstitch rows 2 Inches beyond ends of splice (figure 2-42).
To splice radial ribbon from inside, repeat steps 2 and 3.