This is a great plane for a beginner. I am one, so I know! It can be flown at three different levels of ability, and will switch from 'Beginner' to 'OMG, this thing is mad!" instantly....and, fortunately it switches back again just as quickly.
The battery live is impressive, since one needn't use the engine the whole time. Within 30 seconds it can be 200' up, and the engine can be cut back just above idle for the next five minutes even if you don't find a thermal.
My only quibble is that it won't turn to the right if the engine is totally off. Seems the air off the pusher prop is needed to turn it when it's moving really slow.
I've flown this n 5-10 mph winds and had little trouble controlling it. Crashes do nothing, since the foam nose just bounces...and the pusher prop doesn't impact the ground. You may want to tape down the cockpit cover (where the battery is installed) as it tends to pop off after a good solid crash. Nothing gets damaged, but finding the black piece of foam can be challenging if it's tending towards dusk, or you crash in shadow.