HELLVAPE DEAD RABBIT R TANK - Review

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    I received it yesterday but was a bit reluctant to build it... I must say it was a breeze to build!
     
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    Got mine this morning and loving it.

    Find it better than the PNP SMRT turbo setup with regards to flavour.

    And best of all no rubber grommets to try and pull out for refill with these big fingers of mine.
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    I also got one this morning. It is so damn cool! The designers are really getting clever. They give you everything you could need. I was worried about getting cotton but after reading here I'm not bothered anymore. Also bought some extra mesh packs cause the R100 shipping every time will be a problem.

    For me the flavour is really good. Not quite as good as some of my dual coil atties but still good.

    Awesome and in depth review @Timwis, thank you!
     
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    Would love to use this coil in the dwarv dl and build a round coil the coil legs may bend into the posts easily
     
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    Very happy so far.

    I've seen reports that the tank leaks... not a drop after being left overnight. I've treated it much like the SMRT PNP, pinch the cotton really hard around the coiling tool while installing. I also get the feeling that cutting the cotton with scissors may force either cotton or coil out of position; I've been using a cutthroat razor to trim the cotton with excellent results in both systems.
     
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    No leaking at all with mine.

    The cotton is thicker than the SMRT coil. As you say scissors are no good. I cut mine with an extremely sharp knife. Flush cut pliers are probably the best.
     
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    I had an occasional 1 or 2 drops after a few days of usage. I'm already on my second coil and this time around not a single drop out
     
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    I leave the coiling rod in and then cut with my mini Wotofo Pliers, one snip with zero issues. But like with the SMRT coils I don't cut it flush (leave half a mm). Before I pull the coiling rod out I flatten the excess cotton first with flat side of the pliers' tip to ensure there is no gap between the ends of the cotton and it fits into the outer casing without getting stuck.
     
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    Agree, that little excess is critical to cover any gap between the 2 ends
     
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    That's the best advice given.

    I also leave coiling rod in when I cut and also leave about half a mill which I then fluff out.

    Running 2 of these RTA's and have never had any leaks on either of them doing it this way.

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    Just want to ask:

    What is the best wattage and airflow combination that you are running this RTA at ?


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    That's going to depend on your own preferrences, for me I have the airflow closed down to about a quarter because I like a restricted vape which also allows me to run the wattage at just 40 but if you need more airflow you will need to increase the wattage!
     
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    I’m running mine at 50W with AF half open. But this s more of personal preferences and very subjective
     
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    Mrs runs at 35-40W, airflow cut down to beteen either two round little holes or just smaller than only a quarter open. But that is with 18mg MTL juice.
     
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    After a few days of tinkering, and lotsa trial and error, I have managed to get the perfect wicking technique using the moju pads in this RTA.

    1. Cut 2 strips of moju exactly 1mm wider than the existing strip provided.
    2. Remove 1 side of the hard piece on the moju cotton on each strip. Place strips on top of each other ensuring that the unpeeled sides are on the outside.
    3. Fold with coiling tool and insert into dec.
    4. Before you tighten legs remove coiling tool and take a screwdriver and gently push the leads down deeper into the posts until they bottom out.
    (The coiling tool will not push the coil legs down far enough with the moju so you have to do it manually). If you don't do this you run the risk of leaking as the coil won't push the cotton down far enough against o-ring.
    5. Tighten post screws.
    6. Re-insert coiling tool and only then cut cotton about 1/2 mm from side of dec.
    7. Fluff that part of cotton with tweezer and then flatten it outwards around Dec.
    8. Remove coil tool and prime coil.
    9. As you slip the top part on just make sure you don't push the cotton down on the side where you trimmed it or it will leak.
    I go slow and wiggle top part to ensure cotton does not get caught and pushed down.

    And there you go.

    So question is:
    Is it worth the effort.
    The answer is yes for the following reasons:

    1. You can save money by reusing the current coil with the moju cotton.
    My current coil I have cleaned and rewicked 5 times already.
    2. The moju wicks better.
    3. Flavor is definetly enhanced.
    4. Way longer coil life before I need to rewick.

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    Did you have wicking issues with the supplied cotton? I did have someone on Reddit who said he was getting dry hits, although I didn't personally suffer any!
     
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    I had issues whereby it seemed the oring inside the chamber that seals the top of the cotton and the actual top of coil unit did not make sufficient contact to seal.

    All I did was add a piece of Dart King cotton (agleted muji) but placed it to overlap the OG cotton on the top section on the outside of the OG cotton, thus extending the cotton on the top. And being fluffy cotton, you just trim the excess going over the metal edge off before putting the tank together.

    Was an experiment that is working, so the next time I do it I'll add some pics as well.
     
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    Nope had none..

    Just found the current cotton didn't last to long, I was having to rewick at least every 3 days on my desert vape.

    With the moju I can now clean and reuse same coil.

    Seemed a bit crazy to have to keep on buying the coil set just for the cotton.


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    Had same...that's why I cut moju 1 mm longer and made sure I pushed legs down.
    I found the majority of the leaks came from where the cotton wasn't sealing at the o-ring down where the post screws are.

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    The only leaking I have suffered is when a full tank has been left unattended for a couple of days but compared to most sub-ohm mesh stock coil tanks with bottom airflow nothing of note and none during use!
     
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    Hi @DougP

    Are you sure that you are aligning the tool with the Hellvape logo directly above the cotton slot?

    If you don't the cotton won't go all the way down and the legs won't reach the tightening screws. This will cause leaking.

    Screenshot 2021-11-17 052800.jpg


    At 4:35 on this video, you can see the coil tool alignment.

     
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    Yip use it that way.
    With the original pads it works great.
    Using the moju cotton its a hit and miss.
    I think it has something to do with the fact that the cotton isn't so rigid so coil doesn't slip down through cotton when pressed by tool.


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