@SthrnMixer - I think you are going to want to try this tank.
So after destroying the allen wrench and a set screw trying to get coils in this tank on my lunch I gave up on it. Later, after work I was sitting in a parking lot waiting for my wife to drop off my son. I had time to spare so I pulled the tank back out and had another go at it.
It was then I realized I don’t have my coil jig with me. So I looked through my console and the only “rod” I could find was one of my kids suckers from Chuck E Cheese the night before. I laughed and said what the hell.
I built new coils 6.5 wraps around the stick and I had some really nice looking coils. I used the allen wrench in my Crius box this time and it worked much better after using one of the replacement set screws. The coils barely fit into the chimney. There is maybe a .005" gap between them and it took a bit of tweaking to get them in. I will find out what size they are and report back. But they came out to .07ohm on my iPV D3.
I got it wicked, and filled with a Strawberry Cheescake flavor. The first vape took me by surprise. This thing is pretty good! It has about as much airflow as the TFV4. And the flavor is really great.
Ok, here is my actual review…
This RTA is a clone of the Diablo RTA. I am not sure who makes this tank, but it has popped up on various sites priced around $13 average. I grabbed a Stainless one and a Blue one. The Blue one is Blue Anodize. It should be pretty durable, but in some areas I can see this will wear, like around the knurled rings at the top and bottom of the tank.
Here is everything in the box and the tank disassembled. Note: I took a few components from the blue and the silver tanks and mixed them around a bit. I think they look much better now. So in the pics you will notice there are different colored items from each tank.
The next photo is of the deck. The juice channels are pretty big, and the deck is pretty easy to build on. I have found that a 3mm coil with 6.5 spaced wraps fits pretty good. You have to keep the spacing between each coil pretty tight to get it to fit inside the chimney. And keep the coils high to get good airflow.
One thing I noticed is the washer at the bottom of the tank on the Authentic Diablo tank has raised details on it that when turned close off the airflow. On the clones, this is just a flat washer and does nothing at all. It threads onto the 510 pin connection, so maybe adjusting your 510 center pin out, and cranking this ring out to leave a gap increases airflow? I have no idea. I just left it screwed all the way up and the airflow is perfect for me.
I have found that the first coils I made were right around 3.5mm. It was a pain to get them to fit. But they did. 6.5 wraps using 22awg Ti clocked in at .07 ohm. The set I made for the second tank were wrapped around a 3mm rod and using the same wire clocked in at .06 ohm. This is the second set.
My cotton of choice
I peeled off a small strip and rolled it up loosely
When inserted into the coils I kept is just tight enough that if I pulled on it the mod would almost tip over. Then I fluffed them up.
I got them all juiced up and did some slight trimming. I kept the tips of the wick just below the top of the deck. I tried to make sure that when the chimney was installed there wasn’t a gap to the air inlets. I think that is why my first tank leaks a little when filling.
Here is the first tank atop my iPV D3.
And here are both tanks after trying each tank on various mods.
Now, I guess I have to describe the flavor and vapor production of these little tanks. I have found myself being reminded of vaping on my Goblin Mini because of their small size. The flavor… I love it. My Aromamizer is great at bringing out the nuances of any juice I stick in it. The flavors all seem to shine in that tank with a very similar build. I think it is actually the same build as my second tank here. I don’t think these tanks are quite that good. But I have to say these tanks are really impressing me.
And the clouds. Oh my lord the clouds are rivaling my TFV4. Side by side comparisons, this tank flows as much air as a TFV4 with the Quad coil installed. My Dual RBA TFV4 is a tad more restricted than these Diablo tanks. Here is a shot I took of my new rack on the wall with all my Capella, Flavor West, Medicine Flower, and One on One flavors…
And here it is after vaping the Diablo…
I think these tanks are well worth the small price I paid for them. I would definitely buy another if something happened to mine. I actually think I want to buy a black one and mix and match pieces with all three and see what I can come up with. The bad thing is now I will want a mod for each of these. Because I would love to keep these in rotation with my other tanks.
After vaping on this tank yesterday and today I must say… this tank rocks! I have some of @Ken_O_Where’s Strawnana Custard in it right now and the flavor is insane. It wicks well enough to chain vape the hell out of it without ever throwing up the dry coil error on my iPV mods. To test this, I just took 10 very large draws on this tank back to back as fast as I could, and set off my smoke alarms in the process with my ceiling fan running. This has never happened. The thing never got too hot, even though I am vaping at 75J. It is a very impressive little tank.
They are available for $11.99 HERE which is where I bought mine. In my opinion, this is one of my top 5 tanks, which as of right now consists of TFV4’s, Aromamizers, Advken Ohmega, Crowns, a Goblin Mini, Kanger Sub-Tank Mini’s, Crius, Griffin, Cubis, and a Goliath. At $11.99, this is a must have tank in your rotation.