iNtake MTL RTA

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    I couldn't find a thread for the new iNtake MTL RTA so here it is.
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    I ignored the tank right off the bat because it had the letters MTL in it and I don't do MTL at all. But then @KZOR said I should try it without an airflow plug so I grabbed one from @JurgensSt at Inkd Vapor. As always most efficient and it arrived this morning.

    I gave it a good clean and then dried it off... most tanks don't need a clean but if I get one with machine oil still on it and vape it the rage is real.
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    The tank was really really tight and it took hot water to soften the o-rings etc before I could get it apart and that was annoying.

    I had to remove one wrap from my standard Aliens to make it fit. OMG, those reverse threaded tiny post screws are 8()&^JLHUByUOLKT&^*. I screwed up one alien with the stupid reverse threaded screws because the coil was so buggered by the time I got it in one of the legs had hot spots I couldn't get out.

    At that stage, I was ready to launch the RTA into the gorge... but I sat back and played with Baby Choo for a few minutes and tried again with a new coil. This time I took it a lot slower and eventually got it in with no hot spots.

    Wicked it up with Mavaton X and put it back together and filled it with Red Pill.

    With the airflow plug out the airflow is a good RDL and usable by the RDL crowd. The airflow is nice and smooth and with the top airflow no leaking ever! I have the airflow ring fully open.

    And the million-dollar question... How is the flavour? Really really good. @KZOR was spot on! Despite the stupid screws, I'm very happy with this purchase! I think this is a really good buy for the MTL and RDL boys and girls!
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    Despite the four cons i have for this tank i have to say that when the fiddling is done and the dust settles then it gives you more pleasure than some more expensive options.
    Glad you found it favorable m8.
     
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    100% @KZOR! I am enjoying the tank and it's a real win for the price as well! Off to refill the tank again now. :D
     
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    It's just such a smashingly good little atty.

    Using some Panama with added nic in mine and it's really blissful to Vape on.

    That it's affordable is an added bonus.

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    It's a winner so far, as far as being too tight it just seems to be luck of the draw with most tanks as mine was not tight at all and for some reason quite often for no logical reason builds that require a bit of coil manipulation and become a chore quite often turn out to actually perform great. My first build luckily i didn't photo for my future review because talk about ugly yet the flavour is outstanding but then i have never been one of the you can't get good flavour from top airflow brigade! Not tried it without airflow plug as a RDL draw yet but i take it from your @Rob Fisher and @KZOR comments it's not a "Jack of all trades" but performs well so will defo be trying that out. It definitely has a few cons but none for me that effects it's performance!
     
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    Looking good on the Mirage!
     
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    I have to say I am really enjoying the tank which is a huge surprise for me. The flavour is very close to my beloved OG Dvarw DL's albeit the airflow is a dash tighter but still good enough. Also, the fact that I can fill the tank so easily is another major win as well as no leaking. I think I'm gonna get another one!
     
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    And I really get a kick out of using Zapper to pay for my vape gear on Inkd Vapor! Another order placed with @JurgensSt! Bazinga!
     
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    Are you still at 28w? as a MTL i am finding i have it just a few watts higher than usual but it then really shine's!
     
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    Once again thank you for the support Uncle Rob
     
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    Yes, I am @Timwis. 28 watts with a 0.34Ω (One wrap less than normal to fit).
     
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    Lol would an earthquake sway that 28w?
     
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    Dammit, Silver/SS is out of stock :(:(:(
     
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    I'm always on the look out for a great MTL rta
    Can anyone give a comparison with the Expromizer ?

    I usually buy my rta's in SS, but @M.Adhir , that gunmetal looks outstanding.

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    It took me over a year to find a gunmetal atty that I actually like to use on the Mirage!
     
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    I actually side by sided all four of these with the same juice in them about a week ago.

    Personal take between the Expro and the Intake MTL (bear in mind it was a first build in both so I might get a slaughtering here lol) :

    I even recorded the sound of the draw to relisten and compare.

    Expro has no whistle but was gurgling.
    Intake has a slight whistle-but could just be because of the setup I went with.

    Using the largest afc disk and the second tightest afc on the control ring. And the tip is more of of a DL tip than the expro.

    The intake is slightly more 'windy' if I had to explain it. Bit of a whistle. But I'm finding the intake draw smoother and less noisy in terms of the gurgle sound

    I wicked tight. And cotton is almost touching the deck.

    I suppose it's first build in both so some tweaking is still needed.
    I built and wicked blindly, didn't check any videos or anything.

    Look, I'm not big on mtl.
    Only bought these atty's because I'm sitting with lots of mtl juice which I mixed during lockdown.

    But if I had to compare and pick one to keep, it would be difficult based on my experience so far. Both are giving great flavour.
    For me the intake is taking the win on flavour with Panama- but again this could be because I'm letting more air into the Intake.

    Both attys were built with 24g ni80 at 0.45 ohms.
    Couldn't find my 26g fast enough and after many months I was actually excited to build and wick so used what was in front of me.

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    Yeah must be RDL or extremely loose MTL with the resistances and wattages you are at, but nothings set in stone! I find the Glaz mini the quietest of all the latest MTL RTA's what i do find with the Expro v Pioneer is although the Expro delivers superb flavour i find it drops off quicker than with the pioneer so needs re-wicking more often to keep the flavour top-notch!
     
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    @KZOR what are your 4 cons I’m very intrigued
     
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    Now i am guaranteed a view when i post my review tomorrow. :)
     
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    Interesting because the Ether RTA is also pretty good too!
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    I’ve only heard good things about the ether and that is why I got one :D
     
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    Well it's a good looking atty. Looks like a muscle atty solid looks buff between the rest of them.
     
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