You'd be surprised how much that extra dimension changes things. I, too, had plenty of RC car experience before learning to fly. Was still a steep learning curve!i have been driving cars for years so i am a natual on the grounds so adding some additional dimentions to the controls should not be to hard
the main thing that concirns me about the Kyosho Minium is the size, its not gonna do so well even in the slightest breeze.You'd be surprised how much that extra dimension changes things. I, too, had plenty of RC car experience before learning to fly. Was still a steep learning curve!
A small beginners plane can be totally transformed by fitting a bigger motor and speedo for around £30. My brother's got a 3 channel Multiplex Cub, fitted with a 200w motor and 3s LiPos. It'll go vertical, no problem.
You could even get a 3ch plane (throttle, rudder, elevator) and convert it to 4ch (adding ailerons) when you get bored. The Multiplex Minimag can be flown as 3ch or 4ch. With a 150 watt motor, it'll be capable of flying most aerobatic moves, even some 3D moves.
I'd still recommend a Kyosho Minium Cessna for learning solo. When you've mastered it, sell it on eBay. Removing the fear of crashing makes learning a lot easier.