. If the canopy isnt already under tension,
attach a tension strap hook to the canopy vent
lines and tighten.
Figure 3-13.Arrangement of suspension lines on connector
Figure 3-14.Arrangement of suspension lines on spreading
Figure 3-15.Straightening canopy gores.
. The suspension line must be arranged on
the connector links, as shown in figure 3-13, and
on the spreader gun, as shown in figure 3-14. The
spreader guns must be turned so that suspension
lines 15 and 14 face up. The suspension lines must
pass through corresponding numbered slots in the
spreading gun slugs. Ensure that the loops
attached to the odd numbered suspension lines
pass through the slots in the odd number of slugs.
. Suspension lines must run free from the
skirt hem, through the corresponding numbered
slot in the spreading gun slugs, and to the
connector links without any dips or twists.
STRAIGHTENING CANOPY GORES
WITH SPREADER GUN INSTALLED
It would be impossible for you to whip and
fold a canopy with a spreading gun installed. For
this reason you will have to straighten the gores
instead of whipping and folding. Always ensure
the safety pin is installed in the spreading gun and
the spreading gun firing lanyard is detached from
the connector link.
1. The helper should place a shot bag on the
helpers side of the skirt hem.
2. The packer rotates all gores on the packers
side as a group, except the bottom gore; it goes
over to the helpers side of the packing table. The
packer straightens and smooths the bottom gore
on the packers side of the table throughout its
length to the peak.
3. The packer returns each gore above the
shot bag on the helpers side of the packing table
to the packers side, one at a time. Each fold is
straightened and smoothed, as shown in figure
4. The folded gores on the helpers side should
be straightened and smoothed in the same
STOWAGE OF FIRING LANYARD
INTO EXTRACTOR SLEEVE
In stowing the firing lanyard into the extractor
sleeve, you must first remember not to remove
the spreading gun safety pin at any time during
Now you open the extractor sleeve fasteners
on each side of the spreading gun safety pin;
release the fastener holding the stowage sleeve to
the extractor sleeve; and remove the stowage
sleeve from the extractor sleeve, as shown in