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Review of the Vapefly Galaxies RDTA Part 1
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Review of the Vapefly Galaxies RDTA Part 1
I got this and the Pixie RDA for free for review from Vapefly.

Summary, it is good.

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Overall Length
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Diameter
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Coiled and wicked.
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Top cap
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Posts and air control screw. The air screw is the grub screw sticking out the top left of the pic more or less directly above the air hole on the side.
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All set and on a mod.
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Stuff to be written.

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Review of the Vapefly Galaxies RDTA Part 2
I've been using this thing steadily for a week now. I use it with the air screws just about falling out of it. The manual says Bad Things will happen if you remove the air screws so I haven't.

Used on the largest air holes with the air screws all the way out a restricted DTL is possible. I have it set at 29.1W which allows me to vape either MTL or DTL.

Flavour has been very good with everything (That tasted nice) I've put in it. The tank is quite small but is adequate for my day at work. I can easily empty it by early evening.

The packaging looks good, the atty comes well presented. It won't fall apart in the post, it is film wrapped and the atty is a tight fit in the foam. It comes with a more restrictive black 510 drip tip and a spare tank glass.

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Under the foam is the multilingual manual (Which I've spilt juice on)

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and under that are the goodie bags. One contains two pieces of their clever Firebolt cotton and pair of Ni80 coils. They are officially an ohm but measure 0.86 on the Wismec mod I'm using. The coils are 2.5mm inside diameter which means you have to pull the plastic aiglet off the cotton to pass it through the coil.

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I suppose you probably could put dual coils in it, but I don't see the point. The other goodie bag contains a bunch of O rings, a squonk pin (On an RDTA?), four spare grub screws for the posts and I imagine the air screws. Finally you get a three cornered multi tool with a Philips head and two different sizes of Allen head. Unusually for one of those multitools, it actually fits what it is supposed to. As an even bigger bonus it works well which they usually don't. Score for Vapefly! It's the first time the provided multitool has actually been of any use for anything.

Build quality is good, I didn't see any machining marks and the atty was properly clean when I got it. Again score for Vapefly, they did a good job.

It hasn't leaked on me at all. Despite being in a jacket pocket upside-down all day today.

I've tried putting a lot of watts into it. I did this so you didn't have to. At 60W it is (for me) an unpleasantly hot vape and the flavour is gone. You can do 50W DTL but don't, there is no flavour. This is not what it is intended to do. This applies at 40W too.

Seriously kids, don't try this at home. I did it so you won't try it. I'd say keep it below 30W and be rewarded with excellent flavour and not burn through charge and juice.

Pros
Well made
Doesn't leak
Good flavour
IMO Excellent for MTL and can do restricted DTL.

Cons
Small tank (Maybe 1.2ml) But you get a squonk pin. So you could stick it on a squonker and have as much capacity as you want.

Conclusion
If you MTL this one is well worth consideration. I'm using it roughly 50:50 MTL and DTL the way I have it set.

It isn't expensive so I'll probably buy one with my own money. You can get it in the UK for £24. Probably less in the US.

To keep myself honest on reviews it has always been my policy to give away review freebies. We'll work out some way of doing this soon since it is Santa season.

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RE: Review of the Vapefly Galaxies RDTA Part 1
The only real negative, and it is a trivial thing, that I've found is that a ring of juice tends to condense about a millimetre from the end of the clear drip tip. It is easily removed with a tissue so is no big deal.

Honestly, that is the only negative I can find if the wattage and airflow parameters fit your needs.

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RE: Review of the Vapefly Galaxies RDTA Part 1
In conclusion, I promised this one to a patient. And at the same time ordered a shiny new one with my own money.

There's the real test of a review item, would you buy it with your own money.

I just did.

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RE: Review of the Vapefly Galaxies RDTA Part 1
(23-01-2019 04:10 PM)Don Wrote:  There's the real test of a review item, would you buy it with your own money.

I just did.

That is indeed the truest test. Any reviewer can say "Yeah, sure, I would buy it". But to give the freebie away and buy yourself one- that does nail it. Nice review, well Don.
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RE: Review of the Vapefly Galaxies RDTA Part 1
(23-01-2019 04:23 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  
(23-01-2019 04:10 PM)Don Wrote:  There's the real test of a review item, would you buy it with your own money.

I just did.

That is indeed the truest test. Any reviewer can say "Yeah, sure, I would buy it". But to give the freebie away and buy yourself one- that does nail it. Nice review, well Don.

Indeed. I buy almost all of my RTAs - I get mods and pods for review but never RTAs. I should not say it makes no difference but it does. I just don't review RTAs that I am not fond of.

Nice review Don.

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RE: Review of the Vapefly Galaxies RDTA Part 1
(23-01-2019 04:23 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  
(23-01-2019 04:10 PM)Don Wrote:  There's the real test of a review item, would you buy it with your own money.

I just did.

That is indeed the truest test. Any reviewer can say "Yeah, sure, I would buy it". But to give the freebie away and buy yourself one- that does nail it. Nice review, well Don.
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RE: Review of the Vapefly Galaxies RDTA Part 1
Here are the pics of the differences between the RDTA and the RDA versions.

Both are equally good, the RDTA clearly costs more to make than the RDA>

Here they are side by side. The mods are a Wismec Sinuous P80 and a VT inbox.

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Here are the decks. I should have messed about with more and better lighting. I didn't as it clearly shows the differences in the decks. Again the RDTA is on the left.

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The sloped areas on the RDTA where the air control screws are on the RDTA need a couple of less straightforward machining operations. As does adding the filling port (Which doesn't work with my bottle tips or a syringe so I use the wick holes and a 14ga blunt needle to fill it. One day I might add the squonk pin that comes with it and use it on a squonker.

On the right, the RDA has the airflow control screws recessed into a flat area, much cheaper to machine. But does exactly the same. And there's no need for a filling port as it's an RDA.

I like the groove for the building rod so you get the coil to the right height. All of the Vapefly atties I've looked at have this (Galaxies RDA and RTDA and Pixie RDA). And it is a very good idea IMO.

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