ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
2-28. Horizontal Ribbon
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-13)
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 19, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Yardstick, Item 25, Appendix B
Unpacked, lying flat on repair table
Push Pins, Item 11, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 23/24, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size A, Item 27, Appendix D
Lay inside of canopy face up on table.
Tack ribbons surrounding damaged area with push pins.
Cut a length of 2-inch wide nylon ribbon, long enough to extend a minimum of 2 1/4 inches on
each side of damage and over next vertical or radial ribbon (figure 2-45).
Fold ends of ribbon under 1/4 Inch and baste (para 2-17).
Repeat steps (1) through (4) for all damaged ribbons, then remove push pins.
Using a box pattern, sew splices In place with size E nylon thread using a light duty sewing
machine, 7 to 11 stitches per inch, Over stitch 1 stitch (figure 2-46).
Replace. Replace broken or previously repaired horizontal ribbons as follows.
Lay Inside of damaged ribbons on table Hold in position with push pins.
Cut out damaged ribbons between radial ribbons, leave 1/8 Inch from edges.
Do not cut into selvage edge of radial, vertical or undamaged horizontal ribbons
adjoining damaged area.
Cut a length of 2-inch wide nylon ribbon, that will extend 1/8 Inch beyond outer edge of radial
Line up selvage edge of splice with selvage edge of remaining ribbon. Fold ends of ribbon
over 1/4 Inch. Tack down with push pins.