g. Release Handle Assembly. Replace a damaged cable lanyard or pile fastener tape on the release handle
assembly as follows:
(1) Replacement of release handle lanyard (1).
(a) Cut the tubular lanyard web adjacent to harness (2) and handle straps (3) and discard.
(b) Cut a 9-3/4 inch length of 5/8 inch width, natural color tubular webbing and sear ends.
(c) Position replacement on top of webbing (side opposite the pile tape) to outside edge of webbing
and secure to handle assembly using double box stitch pattern (4). Use size 3 thread, 6 to 8 stitches per inch, and a type
HD sewing machine.
(d) Superimpose other end of replacement on top of cut lanyard, to outside edge of webbing and
secure to harness assembly with double box stitch pattern (5). Use size 3 thread, 6 to 8 stitches per inch, and a type HD
(2) Replacement of pile fastener tape (6).
(a) Carefully cut and remove stitching (7) hat secures the pile to the release handle and discard.
(b) Cut a 1-3/4 inch length of 1-1/2 inch width pile tape.
(c) Position as in original location and stitch with two rows of stitching 1/8-inch from the edges. Use
size FF thread, 7 to 9 stitches per inch, and a type MD sewing machine.