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Drop Dead RDA Flavor Fix

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  1. Morgan_Drury

    Morgan_Drury Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    I decided to put this up here because I initially had issues with this RDA when it came to flavor.

    I tried 26 g Clapton, 28 g Framed Staple Clapton and 28 g Framed Stample Clapton turned into a hive coil as well as variety of changes of the number of wraps between 3 to 10 with sub par success.

    Similar results were found regardless of the wicking style I used as well as placement of the coils.

    I had pretty much given up on the Drop Dead RDA. A few days later while vaping on my Twisted Messes RDA, it dawned on me that I hadn't taken into account the cap and how it has a 45 degree angle cut into it at the airflow.

    I immediately grabbed my Dead Rabbit RDA, made some fresh coils and built a new deck taking the caps affect on the airflow into consideration.

    I was blown away with how much of a difference my new build made in terms of flavor.

    I've included a pic of it in hopes it helps those frustrated with the Drop Dead RDA.

    Coils are each two pieces of 28 g Framed Staple Clapton that have been twisted together wrapped 5 times.

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  2. VapourFlavour

    VapourFlavour Super Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Ontario, Canada
    I gave mine away, even had a similar build in it, just wasn't good.

    Glad to hear you like it.
     
  3. Morgan_Drury

    Morgan_Drury Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    I hear you there. Thought of doing the same.

    Update: I dropped the coils down further.

    The Flavor got better. Also build ohms went from .16 to .09.

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  4. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Welcome and glad you joined.
     
  5. Morgan_Drury

    Morgan_Drury Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    Thanks. Glad to be here.
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    Update: After seeing a post by @Innokin_Paul about the Plex3D mesh coils, I decided to wrap a chunk of cotton with some stainless steel mesh and then wrapped that with hive wire.

    Flavor is phenomenal. Night and day difference.
     
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  6. Punk In Drublic

    Punk In Drublic Ultra Member

    Aug 28, 2018
    Toronto, ON
    Mind posting a picture? I’d be interested in seeing this.
     
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  7. Morgan_Drury

    Morgan_Drury Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
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  8. Punk In Drublic

    Punk In Drublic Ultra Member

    Aug 28, 2018
    Toronto, ON
    Interesting concept - thanks for the post :thumb:
     
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  9. Morgan_Drury

    Morgan_Drury Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    4 wraps twisted framed staple over stainless steel mesh. .13 ohms

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  10. Morgan_Drury

    Morgan_Drury Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    You're welcome
     
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  11. Chad Dowling

    Chad Dowling Full Member

    Monday
  12. Morgan_Drury

    Morgan_Drury Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    Update: Combined stainless steel mesh with UD prebuilt 26g clapton coils and the placement from the original post.

    4.77V at .35 ohms. Hits beautifully. Breathed new life into what I thought was stale juice.

    Whipped up a fresh batch of juice to test this build out. Currently steeping in a crockpot.

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  13. Morgan_Drury

    Morgan_Drury Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    You're welcome.
     
  14. Morgan_Drury

    Morgan_Drury Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    I'll make this brief because I'm shifting to the main forum.

    Earlier after steeping, I shifted my coils, cleared away cotton that was blocking air from hitting the SS mesh, used that cotton to build a barrier between the atomizer wall and the ends of the mesh to prevent possible shorting.

    Flavor from vaping .34 ohms at 70w with the airflow wide open was fantastic. Most flavorful vape I've gotten from this RDA in the 17 days I've had it.

    Hope this helps. Happy vaping.

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  15. Self Indicted

    Self Indicted Full Member

    Monday
  16. gwink

    gwink Full Member

    Jun 10, 2018
    utah
    So the mesh just gets heated by the coils? Or do you have the ends in the post holes with the coil legs? Next time you rewick would you mind posting a pick before cotton. Or is it wrapped in the mesh then the coil built around? Sorry about all the questions I'm still relatively new
     
  17. Morgan_Drury

    Morgan_Drury Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    You're welcome.

    The mesh gets heated by the coils.

    Think of it like a Turducken.

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