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Vapefly Holic RDA Review
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Vapefly Holic RDA Review
And Herbert strikes again Smile

Today it's the Vapefly Holic MTL RDA.

OK, not a very good photo but here's the box. A good example of the typically very nice Vapefly packaging and presentation.
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So time to open the nice packaging. With the advantage of a multi-fuel stove downstairs. Which is terribly handy for disposing of all sorts of stuff. So just for grins, here's a photo of the stove/waste disposal. It is rated at 5kW on wood and a fair bit more on smokeless coal. I've had to open windows when it was -16C/3F outside. The yard thick 400 year old walls help a lot with that,
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After the usual struggle with the plastic film wrap, here's the box Smile
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And what is inside the wrapper?

A white box Tongue
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Not only is the whole package shrinkwrapped, there are security seals on the white box.
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So let's open those suckers and see what we actually get in the box.
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Under the cardboard cover on the right of the box you get the goodie bags. You get a 3 way screwdriver which actually fits some of the screws on the atty. I've had those with atties where they didn't fit any of the screws on the atty. But instead of including an Allen key for the air screws on the three pointed thingy, they put in a separate Allen key. There's also a multilingual manual (Which is even more useless than most of them), a beauty ring, spare O rings and screws. Oh and a couple of bits of Firebolt cotton and a couple of approximately one ohm coils.
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There's plenty more to say once I've eaten my tea.
22-10-2020 05:48 PM
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RE: Vapefly Holic RDA Review
I thought you drank tea?

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22-10-2020 06:39 PM
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RE: Vapefly Holic RDA Review
Do that too, but more often coffee.

Tea is what I've always called the evening meal.

Dinner is for posh schnauzers, not crochet ones Tongue
22-10-2020 06:50 PM
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And so to continue.

Here's the deck. The gold coloured Allen screws hold the coil in place. The slots are quite nice and could easily handle the craziest builds though why you would put such a build in a strictly MTL atty is beyond me. The silver flathead screws are for air control. It has the very nice Vapefly cutouts in the outer body that let you put a rod through the coil and position it at the correct height.
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Coil installed. It is less fiddly than most as there are slots to feed the wire in to. It isn't fiddle free though, but I've yet to see the atty that is better. It is far easier to build than most. It has a good deep juice well which some RDA purists might dislike. I'm not one of those and strongly dislike inhaling cotton smoke. This deep well means more vaping and less filling - for me this is a big plus. The coil in there is one of the Ni80 approximately one ohm coils supplied with it - as is the cotton. You get enough cotton for at least 4 wicks and two coils. The Firebolt cotton does simplify life especially as they now fit slightly smaller aiglets to the length of cotton that will actually pass through the supplied coils.
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I pull the cotton most of the way through so I can get at least one more wick out of the length of cotton. I do live in Aberdeen after all. As in, did you hear the story of how copper wire was invented?

Two Aberdonians got into an argument about the ownership of a penny Big Grin
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Wick duly trimmed.
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I forgot to put my building kit in my bag so I couldn't cut the excess wire off the coil and just bent the few millimetres of wire at each end up out of the way.

And stuck onto the first mod I found lying around.
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So how does it vape?

That'll have to wait until I have prepared and consumed my evening meal.
23-10-2020 04:40 PM
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RE: Vapefly Holic RDA Review
Having been fed and watered, we continue.

What I like about this atty:
The packaging
The deep juice well
The ease of building
The adjustability of the airflow to suit personal preference. Bearing in mind that this is a strictly MTL device. 
The Vapefly signature coil positioning ridges on the atty.
It comes with a squonk pin. As all RDAs IMO should.
That you can get it going with only what's in the box.
(Apart from a cotton cutting device - I used my sister-in-law's hideously expensive dressmaking scissors - don't tell her)
The non thermally conductive drip tip.
And most importantly the flavour. It is among the best out there.

What I don't like about it:
Nothing

If you do MTL and use RDAs this is strongly recommended and is also pretty inexpensive.

This is the second Holic I've bought - and it is one of the very few atomisers that I own more than one of. The only other atty that I use and have more than one of is another Vapefly MTL device, the Galaxies MTL RTDA. Which comes with a squonk pin. Which actually makes sense on a device that only holds 2ml.
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