Attaching Reinforcement Tapes to the Parachute.
(1) Position parachute assembly on packing table in proper layout per TM 10-1670-292-23&P, without
tension. Inspect for damage. Any damage should be repaired while parachute is down for installation of reinforcement
(2) Select gore # 4 or #26 to be modified. Move all other gores out of the way, aligning the gore to be
modified over gore # 15.
(3) Work the floating material on the radial seams on either side of the orifice and gore # 15 from the skirt
area toward the vent. Matching the lower lateral bands and the radial seams of both gores will allow the desired shape to
form for the gore to be worked. Use v' pins and weights to secure the gore in the proper position.
(4) Establish a center line on the Inside of gore # 15. Measure down and mark 15-inches and 30-inches on
the center line.
(5) Project these marks 90 degrees (right angles) from the center line to each side of the large orifice in the
gore being worked on, and mark it.
(6) Lay the prefabricated reinforcement tape over the orifice in the gore to be worked on, as shown in the
drawing. Locate the top of the 33 3/4-inch length of tape over the center line and line up so that the 2 1/2-inch mark is
flush with the binding tape at the top of the orifice. Tum under the first 1/2-inch of the tape and sew the tape to the
parachute gore as shown in View B using the specified stitch pattern. The stitch pattern which captures the binding tape
should overextend the tape by 1/2-inch, as shown.
(7) Locate the 30-inch and 32-inch lengths of tape at the sides of the orifices centered on the marks made at
15-inches and 30-inches, respectively. Tum under first 1/2-inch of the tape ends, and sew the tapes through the floating
tape in the sides of the orifices as shown in View C using the specified stitch pattern, extending beyond the tape ends by
1/2-inch on each side shown.