I have now attached the “D” Panels to the first half of the Double Star. I reinforced the tips with 3″ of Dacron and then used gross-grain tabs for the tension line attachment points.
Being the impatient type, I decided I had to see how the star looks when assembled. So I managed to attach 6 spars to the hub and then I ran out of room (as expected ). Here is what it looks like…
Now onto the bottom… in retrospect I should have built each half together instead of completing one and then the other. ahh well, I hope to have it done in the next 10 days or so. More photos here!