microflite. videos are generally not a good way to deteremine how YOU will see the plane. Everything always looks smaller than what it does in real life. You do have a point though, the smaller plane will be harder to see, so effective marking and the use of landing gear will help in identifying orientation in the sky.
I'm not sure of the slowflight capabilities of this model...the lighter you make it the better, but it's not designed as a slowflyer. So IMHO this really isn't suited as a first aileron plane. You may be better off learning on something slower, then moving to this when you are comfortable.
Having said that, these are tough little planes...I crashed my bipe NUMEROUS times and have never broken a wing or tail. (plenty of props though
) I have broken the spar once (after I had already weakened it by modifying it). Many of us are using a CF arrow shaft as a fuse. these are STRONG, ..you won't break them in a hurry.