The water temperature should not
exceed 100°F (37°C).
Immerse one cover at a time in the
soap solution, let stand for 20-25 minutes, and hand wash
for 5 minutes.
Rinse cover In clean water until all
soap is removed
If machine washed, use complete
wash and rinse cycles.
Spread covers on a clean surface out
of direct sunlight to dry.
Repair. Repair polyester fabric covers
using the following procedures.
Inspect for cuts, tears, punctures,
bums and broken stitches. Any damage less than 2-1/2
inches long x 1 inch wide in the seat bottom may be
repaired. Replace seat bottoms with damage greater than
2-1/2 inches long x 1 inch wide.
Seat backs do not have a damage size
limit for repair
All seats will be repaired using
polyester thread, Specification Federal V.T. 285 and
cloth polyester (P/N SS9512) as required.
Repairs will be accomplished using
the details in figure 9-37.
Damage that Is close to the edge of
the seat cover which has insufficient space to allow a
complete patch pattern will not be repaired.
Installation and removal. For instructions
on installation and removal, refer to the applicable
maintenance manual for the particular aircraft.
9-21. Aircraft Litters. Litters installed in Army aircraft
shall be installed and removed as described in the
Installation. Install Litters using litter kits provided
with each aircraft. Refer to the applicable aircraft
maintenance manual for specific installation procedure.
Removal. Upon completion of mission involving
litters, remove from aircraft and return to supplying
agency. Stow litter kit in original container in aircraft
9-22. Protective Covers. The instructions contained
below are applicable to all types of aircraft protective
covers and shields used by the Army.
Installation and removal precautions for the protective
covers are as follows.
Protective covers shall be Installed to protect
airframe ccmponents which are affected by
extreme weather conditions.
Covers shall be Installed when aircraft is to
remain in an exposed area for any extended
length of time, or when snow or ice is
To keep out dust, rain, and foreign matter,
protective shields, such as intake duct and
exhaust covers, shall be Installed to cover
openings and passages in the aircraft structure
and engine nacelle which leads to internal
components of aircraft.
Do not drag covers over sharp objects; prevent
Spread wet covers out to dry before folding and
When installing and removing covers, do not
allow attaching buckles to scratch or mar
plexiglass sections of aircraft.