MC-6 PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
MAIN CANOPY AFT EXTENDED GORE ASSEMBLY
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Sewing Machine, Bartack, 28 Stitch (Item 51, WP 0097
Pencil, Marking, China, White (Item 36, WP 109 00)
Double needle sewing machine can be used in place of single needle sewing machine.
Each extended gore is a complete assembly that is sewn over a finished opening. You
will remove the damaged extended gore assembly and sew a new one on in the same
There are two different extended gore assemblies, left and right. There is no difference
between the forward and aft extended gore assemblies.
The forward extended gores are located on gores 5 and 23 (left and right respectively).
To ensure proper installation of the new extended gore ensure that the sewing machine
that will be used to conduct the repair has been tested for proper stitching pattern,
stitches per inch, tension, and correct type of thread.
Replace a damaged AFT extended gore as follows:
1. Carefully cut the attaching loops on the extended gore, this will allow for removal of the upper control
2. Slide the attaching loop out of the girth-hitch knot on the control line.
3. Pin the upper control lines to the exposed radial of the open gore (radial 5 or 23) at the trailing edge