Personally I'm not a fan of gyros in general. I like to get my planes stalled and drifting and gyros aren't too happy with that sort of behaviour
That being said I tried out one of those Orange RX thingies and it's surprisingly good for the price. I borrowed it from a friend to try one out and it's convinced me to pick up a couple to make some planes for flying in windy conditions.
Thats what I wanted it for. In Ohio we have maybe 60 to 70 good fly days it seem like the rest are cold, rainy, or windy. I usually fly in the wind, but the landings can get rough. Can you turn the rates down for calm weather?