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Review of the Vapefly Pixie RDA
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RE: Review of the Vapefly Pixie RDA
Nah, that is an Allen key for the post screws.

I'd want something closer to the ID of the coils for the job.

Like the rod I'll wind them on.

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06-12-2018 05:45 PM
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RE: Review of the Vapefly Pixie RDA
So a new coil got spun up. I messed a bit with airflow and wattages. At maximum airflow (Airflow adapter removed as I dropped it on the floor and couldn't find it) and with the stock drip tip (and a 1 ohm coil), 70W gave an unpleasantly hot vape (for me). So I'd say it really tops out in the 50ish watts on a 1 ohm coil, maybe 60ish on the stock 0.35 ohm coil.

So I fed it a new coil
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Used the winding rod to position the coil as intended. It is nowhere near the right place in this pic as I don't have enough hands to take the pic and light it and get the coil in the right place. The coil is intended to be closer to the front of the atty than you'd normally put it. You can just see the indentation on the far side of the atty opposite the Kuro gadget holding the coil.
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Got the coil in the right place, wicked it, found the airflow adaptor on the floor, cleaned the adaptor, installed it again which is a mildly fiddly process. Anyone with sausage sized fingers is going to have a lot of no fun changing those out.
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And ready to go.
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Using about a quarter of a hole at 20W is working for MTL for me. The flavour is good, the temperature coolish and still a bit of cloudiness (IT is 80% VG Ultracream I'm using just now)

I'm calling it a good MTL atty, but a better cloud chucking DTL atty for relatively low power devices. Say up to 50W.
Is it good? Yes.
Is it as stellar as the Galaxies RDTA? IMO no.

It isn't expensive, it can be found for under twenty quid in the UK. Folks have put a lot of thought into this one, I like the way that you pull off the top half of the cap to drip onto it, so the O rings at the bottom half are a bit stiffer than the ones for the top half.

It comes with a squonk pin which is always a plus though it is getting to be something I'd expect from a new RDA.

It hasn't dribbled on me, spat on me or misbehaved (though I have when searching the floor for a little airflow adapter). It won't spit juice in your mouth because of the off-centre coil, i.e., not directly under the drip tip.

I've tried it at up to 75W (With a 1.2 or so ohm coil). I did that so you don't have to. That was with the airflow adapter completely removed (Couldn't find it one the floor) and the stock drip tip.

For MTL you'll want any other drip tip than the one that came with it. I think it is the widest bore 510 drip tip I've seen.

On looking at it, I thought dedicated MTL atty. I mean, small atty (I measure the height not counting the 510 end and the drip tip at 18.62mm), single coil, ability to restrict airflow.

It isn't. It's more versatile than that.

It's a pretty respectable cloud atty up to 50W as well.

I like it.

It will be given away soon as is my policy with review freebies.

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06-12-2018 07:03 PM
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RE: Review of the Vapefly Pixie RDA
Nice one Don, cheers! Drinks
06-12-2018 07:06 PM
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RE: Review of the Vapefly Pixie RDA
Who's that commenting on your review??? Oh, it's Spas!! Hey buddy, nice to see you!
06-12-2018 07:10 PM
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RE: Review of the Vapefly Pixie RDA
TW, this one might actually suit both you and Eddie.

Look out for a giveaway.

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06-12-2018 07:12 PM
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RE: Review of the Vapefly Pixie RDA
I don't do RDA's anymore, unless I succumb to the very intoxicating sounding Dovpo Topside dual 18650. This has Eddie's name written all over it!
06-12-2018 07:14 PM
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How long do a pair of 18650s last you TW?

Just out of general interest.

When I'm not doing dragon impersonations I'm not charging 18650's most days.

When I am doing dragon impressions, it is just as well I have a lot of 18650s and a lot of chargers.

The high wattage is done almost exclusively with 0 nic juice though.

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06-12-2018 07:19 PM
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RE: Review of the Vapefly Pixie RDA
Ah, it depends. I don't so much measure puffs since I don't track that. I measure time since I generally vape about the same everyday.

With the parallel spaced builds in the 35-45w range, I can swap in a new pair in the morning, and by mid evening they'll need to be charged. With the single now (TC, but 30w/510F) I've had the same set in since yesterday afternoon and I've got 3 of 5 bars on my Charon Mini still. I would be changing rapidly if I was moving to sillywatts.

I know that clock hours isn't a good reference so I'm sorry about that. It's just how I sort of judge it.
06-12-2018 07:26 PM
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I neither count nor care much about puffs, as one of yours is maybe 3 of mine.

Hours is for me much more useful. And meaningful.

We might start a How many cells a day do you have to charge? Smile

Thanks TW!

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06-12-2018 07:29 PM
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RE: Review of the Vapefly Pixie RDA
I do keep 16-18 paired cells at the ready at all times. I'm overly paranoid about that!
06-12-2018 07:31 PM
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