I'm in a room of experts trying to look interested and not sound like a dummy. I just have to mimic a few buzz words to get some smiles. The expertise will come when I start getting trained and start accumulating hours (if God wills).
The way you describe it is basically how all aircraft fly, the gyro just demands those same principles on a higher level. The stick controls airspeed and the throttle height. Even fixed wing instructors teach their students those basic principles, well at least they shouldAll of the gyroplanes I have flown fly like gyroplanes.
Gyroplane controls generally operate in a similar way.
The cyclic is for speed and maneuvering, the throttle is for altitude and the rudder manages yaw.
It appears to me most of the gyroplane accidents are caused by a misunderstanding of these controls.
Most of learning to fly a gyroplane is rotor management, the takeoff procedure and the landing procedure.
In my opinion a tandem gives the sight picture of a single place machine and a side my side is more like the pitch stability of a single place gyroplane.
A particular design may have some coffin corners that are unique.
I have not flown a Nano so I have no opinion on how like any particular gyroplane she flies.
What is learned about radio work, airspace, weather and risk mitigation pretty much applies to all aircraft.