ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
2-29. Skirt Reinforcement (Lower Lateral Band).
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Size FF, Item 30/31, Appendix D
Melting Pot, Electric, Item 14, Appendix B
Parrafin, Item 32, Appendix D
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 17, Appendix B
Yardstick, Item 25, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-13)
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Beeswax, Item 1, Appendix D
Unpacked, lying flat on repair table
Webbing, Nylon, Type VI, 1 3/4-Inch Wide, Item 35,
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 23/24, Appendix D
The skirt reinforcement tape may have one splice between any suspension lines
and cannot be replaced.
If the damage is located in a previously spliced area between two suspension
lines, the earlier made splice material will be removed before attempting a second
Stitching and Restitching. Stitch and restitch (para. 2-17) with nylon thread, size E, of contrasting color
of. the original stitching and material when possible. Lock all straight stitching by back stitching at least 2
inches. Restitch directly over the original stitching. Follow the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
Splicing. Splice the skirt reinforcement tape as follows.
With damaged side of skirt reinforcement tape facing up, smooth out affected area of canopy.
Remove previous splice, if required.
As required, cut and remove original stitching which secures pocket band end to skirt
reinforcement (lower lateral band) Fold loose end of pocket band away from repair area.
Cut a length of 1 3/4-inch wide nylon webbing long enough to extend 6 inches beyond each
side of damaged area Wax each end of tape (para. 2-18).
Center tape length over damaged area (figure 2-48) and secure splice by making four rows of
continuous stitching along the full row of this splice using a light duty sewing machine and size
E thread. Overstitch each webbing end by 1/2 inch. Stitching will be 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
Replace or Install loose end of pocket band, if required (para 2-30).