ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
2-31. Suspension Line.
This task covers:
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 6, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-13)
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Sewing Machine, Heavy Duty, Item 19,
Canopy flat on table
Yardstick, Item 25, Appendix B
Marker, Felt-Tip, Item 8, Appendix D
Webbing, Nylon, Tubular, 1-Inch Wide, Item 38,
Repair. Stitch and restitch (para 2-27) with size 5 nylon thread of contrasting color of the original
stitching, when possible. Lock all stitching by at least one inch. Restitch directly over the original stitch pattern,
following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible
Replacement of suspension lines is accomplished at the direct support (DS)
Maintenance level only. In accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart
(MAC) Appendix B.
Replace. Replace unserviceable suspension line by fabricating as follows.
Place canopy assembly In proper layout on an Inspection table.
Apply partial tension to suspension lines and trace defective suspension line from connector
link to canopy skirt. Upon completion of line tracing, release line tension.
Remove stitching from one end of pocket band
Remove original suspension line from canopy by cutting the stitching at the upper end of
Remove stitching at lower end of suspension line at connector link.
Cut a length of 1-inch wide nylon tubular webbing 36 feet 5 1/2-inches long and sear ends (para
2-18) Measured under 40 lbs of tension.
Using a marking aid, mark webbing 11 inches from one end and 6 inches from other end.