Today I went to the local hobby store and picked up a 12" thread of 2-54 along with 2-54 bolts. I got tired of waiting for the M2.5 x 30 mm screws. I simply cut the 12" thread into 8 equal cuts of 30mm each.
Tomorrow I will continue with the build and finish up the frame and landing gear. Time to order the motors and ESC's.