Originally Posted by losifanatic
All I see is that a gyro will slow your over all progression of skill. You will learn bad habbits of fightitng the gyros so when you fly a plane without one you will not be able to fly it right. Practice is all it takes
I have gyros in a couple planes, much less correction for wind gusts, and no coupling, so I can fly them more often, and in worse conditions. When setup correctly, and with low gain, you can barely tell they are doing anything, but the plane feels perfectly trimmed, mixed, no wing rock, and rolls stop in an instant. Most of my planes don't have gyros, and I often turn them off in the ones that do when I want to do spins and snaps, no real issues, no more or less difficulty or delayed learning going from one to the other. If anything they can help learn a bit as the plane flies more like a sim, you get the moves down, and after the confience from sucess and experience, you can fly the same move with or without the gyro.
It's kinda like flying a flybar vs flybarless heli, the flybarless tracks dead straight, holds it's pitch, isn't affected by trim, wind, or asymetric lift, makes moves much easier to learn. If you then fly a heli with a flybar, you feel it pitch back in FFF requiring you to hold some cyclic, pull to the right as the left side of the rotor disc heads into the direction of flight, and the right side loses lift from moving away, ballooning up with wind gusts, trim etc., but you have the skill and confidence to correct for the issues, fly decently well, and probably go right back to your flybarless. Thing is, flybarless helis with 3 axis gyros are generally accepted in the RC heli world, it's new technology that makes a model handle better, and fly more textbook, although there are probably some who think if a heli isn't powered by Nitro, and isn't sporting 72mhz radio and a mechanical rate gyro it's cheating.
There are already a couple specifically fixed wing gyros out, and a few planes from popular manufacturers that come with them stock, they will become more popular as time goes on, and the manufacturers figure out how to make them better for fixed wing use. Just part of the technological explosion the hobby is experiencing, and one day may be as common and accepted as 2.4, computer transmitters with expo, BNF and ARF models, LiPo packs, brushless motors, and a host of other innovations that give us more options.