Your 'Connect' method works well.
Edit: This is interesting as although the planes are connected as one they are still independent as far as the forces acting upon them. Perhaps I am not understanding what 'Connect' actually does, can you explain please?
I tried putting Cloth Collider tags on each plane and that doesn't work at all for some reason.
It's usually best to use Cloth NURBS rather than HyperNURBS or a combination of the two and Cloth tag > Expert > Increasing 'Sub Sampling' can sometimes help reduce mesh penetrations if they are occuring.
Edited by SolarExpress, 04 November 2010 - 02:41 PM.