Hi everyone, I thought I'd share some notes from my experience building a flat 8 configuration Cinestar Heavy Lift. The main system components include: Cinestar 8 HL frame - 550mm booms KDE 4012XF motors KDE 55A+ Speed controllers Tiger 16x5.4 Carbon fiber props Freefly heavy lift aluminium arm clamps on the inset and outset of the frame DJI A2 Flight controller Motor mounts to fit the KDE motors - http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6141903281.html Power Hungry Distribution board 8 Futaba 7008SB Receiver 5.8Ghz Immersion Downlink for FPV and Red Epic The platform is designed to lift the MOVI MR with a RED Epic and a 1kg lens. In Australia we are restricted to travelling on aircraft with flight batteries of 100Wh or less so we use 3 to 4 Turnigy Nano-tech 6S 4500mah batteries in parallel. With a 6 kg payload and landing at a conservative 21.8 volts: 3 X 4500mah 6S batteries = 6 minutes flight time 4 X 4500mah 6S batteries = 7.5 minutes flight time. My experience building this platform: The flat 8 constructions offers a longer flight time, a more even distribution of weight amongst the arms and offers more stability should a motor fail. I'm happy with the rigidity of the frame and the quality of the freefly Cinestar components. The KDE motors and speed controllers are brilliant. The pair are incredibly responsive and paired with the Tiger 16" carbon props, the machine feels very solid in the air. I designed a custom made CNC cut acrylic plate to neatly mount the A2 modules onto because there isn't enough space to mount the modules directly to the Cinestar center frame. The custom plate fits neatly over the center plate, speed controllers and power hungry distribution board. The standard battery plate fits over my custom made plate with only 2-3mm to spare. The speed controller are mounted to the Cinestar center frame using velcro and zip-ties to hold the cables neatly in place. I'm yet to find a solution to safely mounting the four 6s lipo flight batteries The battery plate is a little short to mount all 4 of them cross the plate. I could easily design another custom plate to mount the batteries but I'm not sure where I could get it cnc cut out of fibreglass or carbon fiber plate. Does anyone have any experience getting custom composite plates manufactured? The photos doen't show the MOVI attached, just the 6kgs mass of dumbells used to test the machine. I hope some of you might find this helpful. Any suggestions on how I can make this better would be much appreciated!