ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-30. Suspension Line.
This tasks covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-9)
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 6, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag, Item 14, Appendix B
Canopy laid flat on repair table
Splicing Aid, Item 21, Appendix B
Yardstick, Item 20, Appendix B
Cord, Nylon, Coreless, Item 13, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Items 33/34, Appendix D
(1) Restitching. Stitch and restitching with thread, nylon, size E, that Is contrasting in color to the fabric being
stitched or original thread being restitched. If contrasting color thread Is not available, thread of matching
color may be used, providing all other specifications are met. Straight stitching and restitching should be
locked by at least two inches at each end of a stitch row when possible. Zig-zag restitching should extend at
least 1/4 inch into undamaged stitching at each end, when possible. Restitch directly over the original
stitching and follow the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
(2) Splicing A suspension line may be spliced one time as follows:
Splicing of the line on the 26-ft cargo parachute (high-velocity) is an exception to the splicing of coreless
(a) Cut a length of coreless nylon cord long enough to extend 3 inches beyond each side of damaged area.
Sear or wax each end of cord 1/2 inch in accordance with paragraph 2-18.
(b) Center cord length over damaged area. Using a zig-zag sewing machine and size E nylon thread,
secure spice by stitching a 1/8-inch wide row of stitching full length of splice, extending stitching 1/2-inch
beyond each end (figure 2-53). Stitching will be 7 to 11 stitches per inch (para 2-17).