Finished my build!
Here is the first KK board I installed. It's the KK5.5 from rctimer. I couldn't get it to arm, likely because of the throttle settings on my DX8. Anyway this is how it looked:
I was in a hurry and wanted to get this thing off the ground so I ended up going with the KK2.0LCD board... it worked like a charm and was super easy to set up. I was worried I wouldn't be able to see the screen or press the buttons when it was put together though...:
Electronics installed, note you can still see the LCD screen!
Here's what it looks like complete!
Access to control board from the rear:
Aaaaaaaaaaand the reason to have lots of extra props on hand:
I ordered 48 more props this morning (yep 48) and should have those next week. Tuning the KK board has been tricky so far, but I've watched all the videos on here and I think I'll be able to at least get it to hover soon. It likes to do its own thing right now. BOY does it have a lot of power though... the thing will probably hover at 30-35% throttle. I think I went a bit overkill on motors and props.
Once I can actually fly it around a little bit I'll make a video!