17. Pilot Chute Protector Flap. Replace a damaged protector flap that cannot be repaired as follows:
a. Cut stitching and remove damaged flap.
b. Fabricate a new flap from a 12 by 5 5/16-inch piece of 7.25-ounce type III nylon duck cloth. Use
salvaged edge of cloth as one of the 12-inch sides.
c. Bind the three cut edges of the rectangle with a length of type III ¾-inch-wide nylon tape. Turn
under each end of tape ¼-inch. Stitch the tape to the three cut edges with two rows of stitching
using a light-duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread. Stitching will be 7 to 11 stitches per
inch. Lock ends of stitching at least ¼-inch.
d. Sew a new protector flap in place with one row of stitching along 12-inch bound edge, following
original construction details. Use a light-duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread. Stitching
will be 7 to 11 stitches per inch. Lock ends of stitching at least ½-inch.
18. Lanyard and Safety Pin. Replace a damaged lanyard or safety pin that cannot be repaired as follows
(refer to illustration detailed on the following page):
a. Remove damaged lanyard or safety pin by cutting lanyard or untying knots that secure lanyard to
pack and pin.
b. Cut a 20-inch length of type II or III nylon cord, and remove core cords. Secure ends to cord to
c. Cut a 5-inch length of 0.080-inch diameter corrosion resisting steel wire, and form a new safety
pin according to details shown in illustration detailed on the following page.