Introduction – The Horus RTA by Vapefly
The Vapefly Horus RTA is from a fairly new Chinese vape company having established themselves in 2017. Some of their products include Vapefly Galaxies MTL RDA, Vapefly Falcon and the Vapefly Mesh Plus RDTA, Vapefly also produce pre made coils and wire.
Today we are going to take a detailed look around one of their latest tank’s, the Horus RTA, and find out if it lives up to being named after the Egyptian Falcon God of the sky and symbol for good luck!
This tank was sent free of charge by Vapefly for the purposes of this review. As always my views are my own.
Vapefly Horus RTA – Video Review
In The Box
- Horus RTA
- Spare 4ml Glass tube
- 510 Adapter
- Vape Cloth
- 2x Ni80 0.4Ω Coils
- Allen Key
- T Tool Driver
- O-rings & Screws
- Diameter: 25.0mm
- Height: 49.7mm
- Capacity: 4ml (2ml TPD Version Available)
- Tank Material: SS with Glass
- 810 Drip Tip Material: Resin
- 24k Gold Plated Deck and 510 Pin
- Single Coil Rebuildable
- Thread: 510 thread
- Decoration The eye of Horus
- Unique “b” airflow system for outstanding flavour
- Never leakage design with easy top filling
- Adjustable top airflow
- Available colours: Black, Stainless, Gun Metal, Gold
Design and Build Quality
The Vapefly Horus RTA is well presented in a card box with a paper sleeve.
The RTA diameter is 25mm and almost 50mm in height not including the 510 threading.
My humble opinion the Horus RTA is extremely well designed with excellent quality of build, the Horus also comes with an exceptional amount of spares.
The RTA dismantles into 7 parts for easy cleaning.
The build deck is a 2 post GTA style raised deck made of gold plated stainless steel.
The positive post is seated on top of a peek insulator and has a wide internal airflow and wide cotton channels. The deck is capable of holding only one coil.
The 510 connection threads are well made and the gold plated pin sits out about 1mm, I would be comfortable using this tank on a hybrid mech mod.Frame
The Frame adds stability to the tank and ties the whole thing together with threads top and bottom.You will also notice that the frame has a split design of the Eye of Horus on each side; the frame has one O ring to cushion the Pyrex glass tank and one O ring to stop leaks from the base.
The tank is made of Pyrex glass which will hold 4ml (or 2ml TPD version) you have a spare tank in the box.
Chamber/ Airflow/ Chimney/ Fill Port
The Chamber is in one piece and is made from Stainless Steel.The chamber has an internal airflow system which allows your coil to be surrounded by air, this is handled by a unique plate with 12 small holes that align with your coil and 2 larger holes which align with the internal airflow on the build deck. The barrel of the chamber is quite long because it houses the airflow, hence you have rather a short chimney, the chamber has one O ring to cushion the Pyrex glass tank and threads for the top part of the Frame.
You will note that the top airflow is one wide slot with an O ring to hold the AF ring in place.
The fill ports are handled by 2 kidney shaped slots.
Airflow control ring
The AC ring is removable from the structure and has two slots to either side enabling you to cut the airflow down as desired.
Has a silicone gasket built-in to stop leakages. On the outside you have heat fins and a knurling pattern to help with removal for filling. Drip Tip
The colourful 810 goon style drip tip that is supplied with the Horus RTA is made of resin. I believe its pot luck as to the colour as the photos I have seen all have different colours drip tips.
A Basic Guide to Coiling and Filling
It is not necessary to empty all the e-liquid from the tank before changing the coils or cotton. Just don’t have a full tank or you will spill some liquid.
- Unscrew the base from the tank
- Place your coil and cotton
- Dampen your cotton a little
- Tuck the wick ends so they touch the base
- Screw the tank back together
- Unscrew the top cap and fill with your desired e-liquid
- Replace the top cap and place on the mod of your choice
I recommend leaving the tank to sit for a few minutes before vaping the first time.
I was sent a sample pack 8 types of coils made by Vapefly, the material is Kanthal the coils are all different Ω they include:-
- Flat twisted
- Alien Clapton
- Fused Clapton
- Mixed twisted
How Does The Vapefly Horus RTA Perform?
For this review I will be using the Horus RTA by Vapefly on my VooPoo Drag with Golden Pomelo liquid by ZAP! Juice, and because I am allergic to Ni80 and want to test the tank in TC for you, I will be using a homemade 0.2Ω Stainless Steel 316L flat coil wire by Crazy Wire.
Starting with the airflow set to almost closed, I was able to get a pretty decent mouth to lung style of vape, while the vapour wasn’t thick the flavour was really good. I did detect a slight or near whistle to the AF and the draw was quite tight, opening the AF up to half of one slot the airflow for me was turbulent but again the flavour was good.
Power – 45W
With the airflow set one slot open and straight to lung style of vape, the airflow was smooth the resulting vapour was thick but not dense; the flavour again was good and pretty much the best this tank can offer to me, also being SS316L the throat hit with this coil was a little on the harsh side.
TC – 460f 80w
Again with the AF set as above, the vapour was warm and the flavour was good, next I opened the AF right up so that both slots were open.
The vapour was plentiful and fairly thick but the flavour went on an extended vacation to the Algarve! LOL in other words it disappeared completely.
Chain Vape Test
8 pulls at 40W AF closed to 1 slot, the tank did get warm but not overly so and it cooled very quickly. No dry hit was detected.
Repeating with TC 460f 80W the result was basically identical, impressive.
While the version of the Vapefly Horus RTA I have is the 4ml version the TPD version comes with a silicone bung that restricts the liquid intake to 2ml – I am told that this will fall out given enough of a persuasion LOL… Shhhh.
- Good Flavour
- Fair Vapour production
- Extremely well designed
- Excellent quality of build
- Exceptional amount of spares
- Good liquid consumption at lower watts
- Because my Horus RTA is black all e-liquid looks black
- A spare driptip might have been nice
Final Review Verdict
Well luck was on my side because I really enjoy using the Vapefly Horus RTA, so much so I have added to my daily rotation. This tank is much more of a flavour tank than a cloud beast and does well at lower watts, it suits my style of vaping very well.
Would I buy the Vapefly Horus RTA again should I lose or damage this one? Yes I would, in fact I’m now looking forward to trying their Mesh Plus RDTA.