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!