Dovpo Blotto RTA

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    Hi Ecigssa members, In this review i take a look at the Blotto RTA from Dovpo. The Dovpo Blotto RTA was supplied for the purpose of this review by Pearl from Cigabuy.

    https://www.cigabuy.com/authentic-dovpo-...15938.html

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    Introduction

    Dovpo have impressed ever since entering the vaping market and really haven't made a false move. Of course the first product that will enter most people's head when Dovpo are mentioned is the Topside but they have been responsible for some very good RDA's, RTA's, fully regulated and potentiometer devices, and always at a fair price.
    Here we have their latest RTA the Blotto which is a collaboration with Sam Parsons also known as the Vaping Bogan and i promise i won't be saying f*** at all during this review. The Blotto has been designed for flavour whether doing a single or dual build offering honeycomb style airflow inlets and 242 degree air coverage (don't forget about the extra 2 degrees, very important lmao).
    It comes with a 2ml straight glass installed keeping it nicely TPD compliant but then included is both a glass and Ultem bubble glass. There has been a lot of hype about this one which will not influence how i found the Blotto performed, i'll crack on!

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    In The Box

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    Contents:

    1 × Blotto RTA (2ml tube pre-installed)
    1 × 6ml Glass Bubble Tube
    1 × 6ml Ultem Bubble Tube
    1 × Accessory Bag
    1 × User Manual
    1 × Bottle Opener

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    Note: I received the retail version.

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    Aesthetics

    The Blotto comes in a cardboard box with clear plastic lid so you can see the RTA before opening, there is plenty of branding as well as all the usual specs etc on the packaging. The Blotto comes in three different colour options, i received the Gun Metal but it's also available in Silver and Black. The Drip tip is a goon fitting 810 and particularly nice looking with a metallic Silver band around it and frosted appearance on the Silver version, Ultem on the Black and Gun Metal.
    I love the appearance of the Blotto as it has a very distinctive look, both top and base look just like a bottle cap. The base has dual airflow which is two rows of many small inlet holes (referred to as honeycomb) and the Vaping Bogan skull is visible on the chamber. The Blotto comes pre-installed with a 2ml (and the rest) straight glass and moving to the base we have branding, safety marks and a Gold plated protruding 510. Overall the build quality is very good, clean and has superb threading.

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    Blotto Specs and Features:

    Size: 26.0(25.5mm at very base) x 54.5mm (with 2ml tube)/ 32.0 ×54.5mm(with 6ml tube)
    Type: 2ml TPD Edition; 2ml Standard Edition
    Capacity: 2ml (Extra 6ml ultem glass tube & 6ml bubble glass tube included)
    Build Deck: Supports dual coils or single coil building
    242° airflow system
    Very easy to fill the e-juice.
    Dual diffusion airflow for a smooth draw
    Thread: 510
    Colours: Gun Metal, Silver, Black

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    It's Various Parts and What You Receive

    Starting up top we have a very nice looking 810 drip tip but it is low profile which won't suit everybody and no other drip tip or 510 adaptor is included, of course you can fit your own. We then have the bottle cap top-cap followed by the one piece plate with juice ports and chamber. This is followed by the base section with floating deck, we have a standard, Gold plated, protruding 510 pin installed. The chamber screws over the deck and your glass section gets secured and sealed top and bottom by o-rings. Pre-installed is a straight glass which is advertised as 2ml to meet TPD regulations but i got 3ml in it no problem. You also receive 2 6ml capacity bubble sections, one glass and one Ultem. Also to go along with the being blottoed theme you receive a Bogan skull bottle opener which doubles up as a coil lead cutting guide. Although it comes with 2 bubble sections as well as the straight glass overall i'm not impressed with what you receive.
    Only 3 o-rings, 4 spare grub screws and a T-piece and that's it, no different option drip tip, no 510 adaptor and no coils and cotton. As far as i'm concerned an RTA should be the same as any other tank, if you received a subohm tank which came with no coils their would be an outcry and i really don't see the difference. I find it worse that it's a collaboration with an outspoken reviewer who i have heard slaughter tanks or pod devices that have only come with one coil/pod and then has put his name to something that comes with nothing to do a build, if you can't walk the walk, don't talk the talk!

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    Filling

    The Blotto employs a bayonet style fitting for the top-cap like we have seen on many other RTA's including the various Zeus RTA's. I really like this method, just a quarter turn and the top-cap is off. We have a metal plate with 2 very large kidney shaped fill ports so any bottles will be suitable and filling is quick and mess free. When securing the top-cap after filling, again it is just quarter of a turn.

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    The Airflow

    The airflow inlets can be found on the base, it's like having bottom dual cyclops accept on the Blotto instead of wide open slots we have honeycomb airflow, 2 rows comprising of a total of 26 holes either side. The airflow control ring has a stopper and when adjusting it's the only poor quality i found with the RTA as it's very sketchy, it doesn't move very smoothly at all.
    The air enters through the described honeycomb airflow inlets and then enters the deck from underneath, directly underneath where your coil/coils will be positioned we have grill style outlets (narrow slots) and then either side we have ramps which curve to match the coil/coils outside contour, on these ramps we have more honeycomb air outlets. The airflow is described as a "242° direct to coil Airflow system", lol i'm not sure how scientific the process was to measure 242 degrees but let's just say your coil/coils are going to get plenty of air coverage (not to be confused with plenty of air).
    Looking inside the chamber it is very domed and the large post/airflow ramp sections will reduce it further, so all the ingredients are there to get good flavour, you just need to add your build.

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    The Deck and Build

    We have a floating deck on the Blotto and despite it not being a postless deck your coil leads are fitted much the same but at just a slight angle rather than straight down with the screws also being tightened at a slight angle. We have 2 large post sections that include the ramp airflow structures which face each other and each section is split between negative and positive so both leads get fitted the same way. The grub screws are flatheads which are my least favourite as i can find them fiddly and would of much preferred hex heads.
    Because the coils get fitted similar to on a postless deck the coil leads need pre-cutting because of this and a real lack of space (when doing a dual build) i really wouldn't say this was a deck suitable for a new builder, some reviewers will say it is an easy build but they are forgetting they are use to building.
    I did three builds all using Ni80 fused claptons, the one pictured is a dual 3.0ID build and as you can see it was a tight squeeze and i would much more recommend the other dual build i did which was using 2.5ID coils. The single build i did was using a 3.5ID coil which performed well but next i will be trying single builds with a 4.0ID and then 4.5ID because in future i will be using the Blotto as a single coil RTA and i want to find the best build.
    The supplied bottle opener doubles up as a lead cutting guide to cut your leads the correct length (dual build), personally i used the sought of coil cutting guide that gets included with quite a few RTA's and RDA's and cut my leads to 5mm which i found about right for a dual build, if doing a single build you need your leads a bit longer but you need to use your judgement depending on the ID of your coil.
    Wicking is easy (i love the floating GTA style decks), we have an outer containment rail so simply poke the ends of your cotton into the wicking channels and let gravity once the cotton is saturated to do the rest, the Blotto is very forgiving on the wicking!

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    My Experience Using The Blotto

    As mentioned i did three builds, 2 dual and one single and the first pro for me is that the single coil build gave great performance, so many RTA's that are for both dual and single builds give poor results with a single build compared to a dual.
    I really wouldn't recommend the dual 3.0ID build that's pictured as it's just too cramped for space and it made the RTA too restrictive even for me and i like a restrictive draw. The dual build i did with 2.5ID fused claptons gave the best results for flavour while the single build did give the Blotto more air but it's still very restrictive compared to most DL RTA's. As a comparison i usually with an RTA have the airflow either 2 thirds open, half open or a third open depending how airy the tank is but with the Blotto i needed it fully open with all 3 builds.
    The standout for me is how smooth i found the Blotto but with it having honeycomb airflow i was half expecting it. As mentioned in the last section all the ingredients are there to get great flavour and indeed the flavour was very good with all 3 builds i did but i haven't as yet quite had the Wow factor that some people have had but then i might of just not found the perfect build yet and being much more a single coil fan i will be experimenting with different 4.0ID and 4.5ID builds next.
    I much prefer top airflow RTA's because i hate e-liquid getting on my devices but after quite a bit of use i have had zero leaking and also have not experienced the deck flooding either. All three builds i did wicked great, i was a bit worried with the 3.0ID dual build as there was quite a lot of cotton and all i did was fluff the ends so no comb through, i was using 80VG e-liquid and it wicked fine without a hint of a dry hit. I much prefer the look with the straight glass and thankfully they have been a bit mischievous when stating the capacity as it holds 3ml, after saying that it still needs regularly filling especially with a dual build but with the top-cap just needing a quarter of a turn to remove it's no great drama and if you really want more capacity then having a 6ml option is great.
    I really wouldn't recommend this to someone new to building as a bit of experience would be beneficial before building on the Blotto but hey if you like a challenge, dive right in!
    Although i haven't quite got the wow factor when it comes to flavour (although t is very good) this is a very good RTA, just wish more came with it.

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    Likes

    Good build quality
    Superb threading
    Unique bottle cap look
    Very nice looking RTA (subjective)
    Works well with either dual or single build
    Postless style of fitting coils
    Floating deck
    Honeycomb inlets
    242 degree airflow coverage
    Very nice goon fitting 810 drip tip
    2 spare 6ml bubble sections included (1 glass, 1 Ultem)
    Bottle opener/coil lead cutting guide included
    Top-cap has bayonet style fitting (just a quarter turn to open or secure)
    If you like restricted vape this should be right up your street
    Very good flavour (even if i haven't found it as outstanding as many others)
    Very smooth airflow
    Wicks great
    Very forgiving with the wicking
    Suffered zero leaking or flooding

    Cons

    Not suitable for those that like plenty of air (much more restricted than most DL RTA's)
    No coils or cotton included
    No 510 adaptor included
    No alternative drip tip included
    Just one spare set of screws and o-rings
    Not really to be recommended to someone new to building (cramped space and need to pre-cut leads)
    Would of preferred hex screws
    Limited to 3.0ID coils for dual build (and even that's quite cramped 2.5ID is much better)
    Airflow control ring movement a bit sketchy

    I would once again like to thank Pearl from Cigabuy for supplying the Blotto RTA for the purpose of this review.

    https://www.cigabuy.com/authentic-dovpo-...15938.html

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    Thanks for the review @Timwis

    Your Pros and Cons list is awesome and comprehensive
    Adds a lot of value