For a while I have been debating on moving to a bigger copter so I can have something to accommodate larger payloads and better cameras. I have been thinking about the CS6 and started looking up stuff, when I came across a post talking about this Tarot frame and saying it was a lot like a cs8 to a point of it being called a clone. Looking around on the net I was only finding the frame on sites out side the US. I'm very hesitant to buy something out side the state, Its just the way I am for some reason. A week later while on the web while just looking around I was on cnchelicopter.com site and found they had a whole slew of Tarot stuff, one of them being the 1000 frame. I ended up ordering it $429 ( over all I do not owe them anything - other then the I have bought a lot of stuff from them in the past and they have always been consistent). So looking it over and forming a game plan on how to build it I decided I would take pictures and start a post like I did on my past f550 conversion build. Going forward as I start to assemble the rig I will keep posting on how it's going. I am here to learn, listen, and answer questions if anyone's curious. Over all I do not have a lot of experience with frames of this size but I will say I believe this is the real deal, the CF is cut nice, the center hub come pretty put together, the motor clams are made of aluminum, and it seems to go together very easily. Over all my first impressions are good, I see a few things I may have to deal with going forward but for what I can see it should fine. my last note the frame is very solid, strong, and fairly light (should weigh in at 1.6kg). its big, and they are using 25mm tubing for the booms. cheers Here are some photos I took earlier of what comes with the kit, Ok I might have added the MN Tiger 4012 motor!!!