REPAIR - continued
b. Using a darning needle and a length of size A or E nylon thread, begin darning at one corner of
the marked area. Working parallel with the marking, pass the needle and thread back and forth
through the material until the opposite diagonal corner of the marked area is reached.
Turn the material and weave the needle and thread back and forth across the stitching made in
step b. until the hole is completely darned.
HAND DARNING COMPLETED
Figure 2. Hand Darning.
d. If applicable, restencil informational data or identification marks as outlined in WP 0019 00.
(Refer to Tables 1 and 2). Components of the MC-6, except the parachute canopy, that have sustained
cut or tear damage, may be repaired by zig-zag sewing, provided the applicable damaged area does not
have any material missing and the cut or tear is straight or L-shaped. Should the damaged area be
irregular shaped or have material missing, the repair will be achieved by either darning or patching, as
required. A zig-zag sewing repair will be accomplished using a zig-zag sewing machine, with the following
1. Set the sewing machine to the maximum stitch width.
2. Beginning at a point 1/4-inch beyond one end of the cut or tear, stitch lengthwise along the damaged
area to a point 1/4-inch beyond the opposite end of the cut or tear.