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Decathlon RJG 1.2m BNF Basic


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The E-flite® Decathlon RJG 1.2m is convenient and capable, plus it’s one of the best-handling models of the iconic full-scale aerobatic trainer! It’s also a replica of the Decathlon that RJ Gritter (RJG) flies in airshows, sporting a classic yet modernized trim scheme.

The Decathlon is widely known to be one of the best aerobatic trainers in full-scale aviation! Its iconic design traces its roots back to the Aeronca Champ and Citabria but was upgraded with inverted fuel and oil systems plus a nearly symmetrical wing to allow it to perform "outside" and inverted maneuvers with ease. The E-flite® Decathlon RJG 1.2m is a conveniently sized replica of the Decathlon that RJ Gritter (RJG) flies. RJ is a nearly lifelong RC pilot who started competing in aerobatics at age 16 in both national and international events. His passion for RC aerobatic flying also led to a strong interest in full-scale aerobatic flying. RJ designed a new scheme for his Decathlon for the 2024 airshow season and was also involved in the development of this one-of-a-kind model that's capable of smooth sport flying along with more aggressive aerobatic flying too! It features LED landing and navigation lights plus a variety of scale details to deliver an authentic flying experience perfect for low-time and intermediate pilots interested in honing their aerobatic skills, and experienced pilots focused on performing the most aggressive aerobatics. It's equipped with digital, metal-geared servos all around, plus a 3S and 4S compatible power system featuring a 45A Spektrum Avian Smart Lite ESC. The BNF Basic version is also equipped with an AR631 receiver to deliver real-time telemetry data along with AS3X and SAFE Select technologies.

A scale model of the iconic full-scale aerobatic trainer that's a replica of the Decathlon RJ Gritter flies in airshows across the U.S.
Specially tuned motor compatible with 3S and 4S batteries without the need for modifications or upgrades
Popular 3S and 4S 2200–3200mAh batteries deliver excellent performance and flight times
45-amp Spektrum Avian™ Smart Lite ESC provides real-time battery voltage, current, RPM, and other data via compatible receivers and transmitters
Optional-use motor reversing for special ground handling and other capabilities
Compatible with the Spektrum DXS transmitter included with many of the most popular E-flite and HobbyZone trainer airplane models
Spektrum AR631 receiver with fly-by range telemetry and industry leading DSMX technology
Easier to fly with innovative and optional-use SAFE Select flight envelope protection
The unmatched stability and locked-in feel of exclusive AS3X technology
Four factory-installed digital and metal-geared servos with ball-link-equipped linkages
Tool-free wing assembly with quick-release struts for convenient storage and transport
Fast and easy bolt-together assembly – no glue or special tools required
Convenient top-mounted hatch provides easy access to the battery
Functional LED landing/navigation lights for added scale looks
Simple and durable aluminum landing gear with wheel pants
The E-flite Decathlon RJG 1.2m is one of the most capable and best-handling models of the iconic aerobatic trainer ever! It's a replica of the Decathlon that RJ Gritter (RJG) flies in airshows across the United States and sports a classic yet modernized red, white, and blue trim scheme. It also features a variety of scale details including functional LED landing and navigation lights, wheel pants, and wing struts. The one-piece wing is easy to install and remove thanks to hands-free connections and thumbscrews, and the struts snap into/out of place without the need for any fasteners or tools – though it's already conveniently sized to be easy to store and transport without disassembly! Digital and metal-geared servos along with ball-link equipped linkages provide precise and reliable control for smooth sport to aggressive aerobatic flying. The 3S and 4S compatible power system features a 45-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart Lite ESC, and the BNF® Basic version is equipped with an AR631 receiver to deliver real-time telemetry data along with AS3X® and optional-use SAFE® Select plus motor/thrust reversing. All these details and features combine to deliver a very convenient and extremely capable scale model that's a great choice for low-time and intermediate to experienced pilots!

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Approximate Assembly Time
Less than 1 hour
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Completion Level
Bind-N-Fly Basic
Connector Type
Nav Lights
Nav Lights
LiPo Compatibility
3S, 4S
Minimum Required Radio
Full-range 4–5+ channel Spektrum DSMX/DSM2 Compatible Transmitter
Motor Type
Power Type
Product Length
34.64" (880 mm)
Product Weight
Weight Without Battery: 39.0 oz (1106g) | Weight With Recommended 2200mAh 4S Battery: 46.7 oz (1326g)

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Recommended Motor Battery
3S 11.1V or 4S 14.8V 2200–3200mAh LiPo with EC3 or IC3 Connector
Skill Level
Level 2 - NS
Speed Control
AS3X, SAFE Select, Smart
Trim Scheme Colors
Red, White, Blue
47.7" (1212 mm)