Originally Posted by Hajile
I use v911 for orientation practice. When you lose orientation, you usually hit a wall. The training gear only gives you larger landing skids, which kinda ruins the helicopters balance since it's already very light as it is. I suppose you can still use it for sliding across the ground when you do cyclic exercises. Of course, i don't have experience with training gears so it's just conjecture, just saying it isn't necessary on a micro heli.
Mainly just for tipping to avoid rotor ground hits and avoid more repairs.
I probably could take them off, but I've not noticed any difference between having them on vs. not, so I just leave em.
The GCP ones are just carbon fiber rods with tiny styrofoam beads on the ends. As you say, they're really just extended landing gears. They weigh practically nothing.