Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA


Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA, while boasting an advanced airflow, and excellent flavour. Is this an RDTA that can be taken at it word ? Let’s find out.

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of health cabin for the purpose of an impartial review. Furthermore the thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.

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Introduction

Without a doubt RDTA’s are not seen within the vaping industry to the same extent as RDA’s or RTA’s. However bearing in mind that in essence it’s a combination of the two. Surely this has to be a winning combination. Let’s delve into this review and find out.

Box Contents

Below is a quick breakdown of what you may expect to see included with the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA.

Box Contents
1x Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA – Standard 510, PEI Tube Fitted
1 x Spare Pyrex Glass Tube
1 x Extra Long Squonk Pin
1 x Coil Leg Tool
2 x 0.33Ω Fused Claptons (Ni80)
Spare Screws, Springs and O-Rings
1 x User Guide

Packaging

The packaging for the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA is sharp and to the point. Upon on the front is the wording PYRO V3 RDTA at the top and Vandy Vape web address at the bottom. Moreover most of the front is a see through plastic window. Letting you see the deck of the Pyro V3 RDTA, its top cap and the spare pyrex glass tube. I Totally love the fact that users can see the deck before even touching the box. Simple and effective way to grab the audience attention.

Meanwhile on the sides we have Vandy Vape’s contact details, and Vandy Vape logo’s. Additionally there is also the colour of the enclosed Pyro V3, its serial number, and the scratch and check authenticity. While on the back is a list of the box contents and main features.

A point of note, the review sample is a non-TPD version. Naturally the packaging will be different to the TPD versions.

Upon removing the outer cover the Pyro V3 is sat nice and tidy in its inlay and directly to hand. Simply pull out the top cap, then the base, which has the tank already attached and you can start building. Furthermore underneath the inlay are the fused Ni80 Fused Clapton’s, and the coil leg tool. While the squonk pin is inside the spares bag.

Build quality

Forgetting the drip tip and and 510 pin, the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA is made up of five parts. Moreover there is the airflow control ring that sits within the top cap. Additionally there are the removable post section, the PEI or Pyrex tube, and finally the base deck.

Without out a doubt the Pyro V3 RDTA is a nicely made and looks good. Moreover the detailing on the exterior of top cap is nice and cleanly chamfered. Furthermore the airflow inlets are crisp and cleanly cut with no burrs.

However the airflow control while well milled, still has a lot of machining marks left behind. Additionally there are some rough edging on the angled airflow inlets on the innermost section.

A point of note, the rough edging shouldn’t be enough to cause noticeable affect to the airflow.

Importantly, the airflow control ring when placed onto the deck, never sits level. Featuring a permeant gap between the post deck and the airflow control ring. Perhaps by design, however time will tell as to wether this will cause issues later on.

When it comes to the Pyro V3 RDTA’s post deck the milling is again nicely done. Additionally the air inlets superbly cut with no rough edging or burrs. While there are machining marks left behind, this is pure aesthetics. Furthermore the 510 threading is very clean and threads wonderfully through the base deck and onto any mod.

While the included resin goon style 810 drip tip, is nicely finished with some nice pearlescent pigments. Ultimately the drip tip is a bit too psychedelic for my personal tastes. However it suits the rainbow version of the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA perfectly.

Dimensions – How big is yours.

Not including the 510 or drip tip, the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA stands at 37.87 mm tall. While it has a slightly varying diameter ranging from 24.10 to 24.49 at its widest point. Which is on the top cap just above the Pyrex glass or PEI tube. Furthermore both the Pyrex and PEI tube only holds 2ml of e-liquid.

Functionality

RTDA Deck

While the post deck on the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA looks similar to many systems of late. However on closer inspection there has been some rather interesting design work gone into the Pyro V3 RDTA.

While the airflow to the deck is particularly interesting. However the deck is a standard dual coil incorporated post design, with good sized large wicking holes. Moreover coiling and wicking on the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA should be a nice easy affair.

Coiling

Coiling on the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA is particular easy. Naturally with the inclosed coil leg trimming tool marked of at 6mm there’s no need for guess work.

Simply insert the supplied 2.5mm Ni80 0.33Ω Fused Clapton’s in the 6mm slot and cut those legs down to size.

Now while you can insert the coil by hand, you will however need a coil rod to straighten the coils back out. Furthermore while tightening, keep your finger over the coils. They have a tendency to leap out the opposing post hole when tightening.

A point of note, the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA really needs a coil size of 2.5mm. While a 3mm coil will fit there simply isn’t enough space to provide adequate airflow.

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Wicking

Wicking as expected is super easy with the plentiful wicking holes on the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA. However the key is to make sure you have enough cotton to fill them.

One trick that helps me ensure there is enough cotton, is to leave one end of the cotton fatter than required for the coil size. That way the extra cotton helps fill the hole, simply repeat on the opposite side and you’re golden.

Furthermore the cotton doesn’t need to go all the way down with RDTA’s. Instead a kind of dam method is best used with a little extra dangling down. Simply cut the cotton to just above the o-ring. Finally, just push the cotton in the juice holes. Importantly leave the fat ends to last. That way you can gauge how much or how little of the cotton you need to fill the juice hole.

With the wicking done, prime your wick by dripping some e-liquid, over the coil and cotton.

Refilling

Refilling with thinner nosed bottles is easy on the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA. Especially bottles with the needle nose style of tips. However on some larger nozzle bottles, it can make a bit of a mess. While if you have some spare 30ml unicorn bottles you could pour your e-liquid into those. It’s a bit of a faff.

However one nice element of the airflow design, is that if you oversaturate the coil while priming. The excess e-liquid can simply run into the airflow, and straight into the refilling holes. Ok you may need to tilt it a bit, but it beats going all over the place.

Is it a tight one SIR?

While the the airflow on the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA can be super tight or completely open. However it struggles with flavour with the air inlets mostly closed. Sadly there isn’t an option to close just the top airflow. Thats said it wouldn’t work if it did.

Moreover for the most part the Pyro V3 RDTA isn’t a bottom fed airflow. Instead the majority of the airflow is a top feed angled down design. Hitting the coils from the sides. While the picture above may disagree with what I have said. When the outer cap is on, the holes in the top cap lessen the airflow to the bottom channel.

A tip if you are experiencing a particularly stiff airflow control. Firstly remove the drip tip. Now from the top push the airflow control ring down and out of the top cap. Secondly place the airflow control ring onto the post deck. Replace the top cap over the airflow control while it is still sat on the post deck. Oh and don’t forget you’re drip tip.

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Flavour

Utilising the included 0.33Ω Ni80 Dual fused Clapton’s I found a personal preference of vaping around 60 – 70W. While the flavour from the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 is not bad, and performs reasonably well with fruits and creams. It however doesn’t draw out individual notes from the flavours particularly well. However introduce some lemon curd at 63W with the airflow closed just over a quarter and you have a wonderfully mellow lemon curd.

Niggles

Despite being the size of some RTAs that hold 5+ ml the pyro V3 RDTA holds a bitterly disappointing 2ml. Furthermore the airflow control ring often gets bound, and becomes severely difficult to move.

However the biggest drawback of the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 has to be with top cap not sitting flush. Half the time after removing the top cap to refill, the cap won’t sit correctly. No matter how much you jiggle, align the posts, or moisten the o-ring. Sadly despite the good build quality, this is a major drawback that has cost the Pyro V3 points.

Summary

The Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA is a nice looking RDTA, and looks good sat on almost any mod, perhaps just not in Rainbow. Additionally the Pyro V3 is super easy and quick to build on, wick and vape. However 2ml is rather a limiting capacity of an RDTA, and while you can use a squonker to keep refilling the Pyro V3 it kind of defeats the whole object of an RDTA. Moreover if you need to squonk with it you might as well just use an RDA.

Flavour wise, I feel the flavour would have had a greater tonality range by prioritising the air to the underside of the coil.

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of health cabin for the purpose of an impartial review. Furthermore the thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.

www.healthcabin.net

Please note that this article may contain affiliate links which help to fund the Make ‘N’ Vape website.

WOTOFO PROFILE 1.5 RDA

$39.99
9

Build Quality

8.6/10

Ease of Coiling

9.4/10

Ease of Wicking

9.4/10

Flavour

8.6/10

Pros

  • Easy to coil
  • Easy to wick

Cons

  • 2ml Capacity
  • Airflow control could be better
  • Top cap doesn't sit correctly

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