JJRC M05 is an excellent RC helicopter for absolute beginners.
The JJRC M05 does not fly well in the wind that has a speed of over 15kph. However, a beginner will crash his helicopter less often due to higher precise control. Also, the JJRC M05 is controlled by a 2.4ghz system so it can fly outdoor if the wind speed is around 14 kph. As its size is not too small to fly – its length is 345mm, and height is 108mm; in general, it can fly for about 15 minutes.
It is also crash-proof. After several crashes, my helicopter still can fly very well. You can check it out by watching the practice video below. I believe that it is a must for an absolute beginner just like me. Its part availability is good too, so you can repair it easily.
While the JJRC M05 has a good capability of flying, it is not expensive at all. You can get it on eBay for under $100.