DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
GENERAL REPAIR PROCEDURES
THIS SECTION COVERS:
Basting and Temporary Tacking
Stitching and Restitching
Specified in paragraph applicable to the item being
Specified in work packages/paragraphs applicable to the
item being repaired.
Unpacked. Canopy with defects
recorded and clean.
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Sewing requirements will vary according to the type of item being
repaired and the type of repair being made. The type of sewing
machine, type of thread, the stitch range, and the stitch pattern, if
applicable, required to accomplish a sewing procedure will be
specified in the paragraph applicable to the item being repaired. All
original stitching that is cut during the performance of a sewing
procedure will be removed from the applicable item. Immediately
after the accomplishment of a machine sewing procedure, trim
thread ends to a point as close as possible to the material, which
has been sewn.
Basting and Temporary Tacking. Basting and temporary tacking are hand-sewing methods used to
temporarily hold layers of cloth fabric together while a repair is being performed. The following is a list of
procedures, which apply to basting and temporary tacking actions:
1. Basting and temporary tacking should be made using thread that is of a contrasting color to the
material being worked.
2. Basting will be made using a single strand of size A, nylon thread.
3. When basting, do not tie knots at any point in the thread length. The sewing should be made with two
stitches per inch.
4. Temporary tacking will usually be made using a length of size E nylon thread. However, an alternate
type thread may be specified within the paragraph applicable to the item.
5. Immediately upon completion of a repair, remove previously made basting or temporary tacking
Stitching and Restitching. Perform stitching and restitching as follows, referring to tables 1 and 2: