3-15. Suspension Rope.
This task covers:
Clean, dry, and free of tangles.
Check to see that the rope (fig. 3-10) is not frayed, abraded, melted, cut, or otherwise damaged. Melting damage
can be detected by a rough feel of the rope surface. Discard the rope for personnel use when it shows signs of
fraying or melting damage. Discard the rope for cargo use when SEVERE fraying or melting damage is noted.
Insure the rope is dry and is 147-feet long.
When in doubt about the serviceability of suspension rope, replace it.
Replace an unserviceable suspension rope with one from stock.