Godzilla V2 RDA by Youde – A Beast of an RDA
Introducing the Godzilla V2 a real leviathan of a RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer) by Zhuhai Youde Technology Co. Ltd based in China. Youde will be very familiar to a lot of users who may have tried some of their existing products such as the Goliath, the Goblin or the Zephyrus.
While the Godzilla V2 is certainly not the only RDA Youde manufacture, it is definitely one of its largest ones:
- 304 Stainless Steel Construction.
- Adjustable Copper 510 Contact Pin.
- 3 Adjustable Air holes.
- 4 Post Design. Supports Dual and Tri coil builds.
- Upper heat sink fins.
- Deep juice well. Juice well can be increased by removing ceramic base.
- 28.5mm Diameter.
- Height: 45.5mm.
- Wide bore drip tip with spiral slot inside for huge vapour.
- 2.5mm post holes for easy wire installation.
- Pure copper conductive parts inside and stainless steel cap outside.
The Godzilla V2 box includes:
- 1x Godzilla V2 RDA.
- 1x Delrin Wide Bore Chuff Cap.
- 1x Delrin 510 Drip Tip Adapter.
- Spare Screws.
- Spare O-Rings.
- User Manual.
The packaging is very nicely presented in a black cardboard box and everything is held securely in a thick foam inlay. The spares and the drip tip adapter are embedded in the reverse side of the foam. Its not often I actually ever see a user manual included with a RDA but it will be a welcome addition for novices. This RDA is slightly different in some respects and the manual is quite thorough.
The Godzilla V2 is a Real Monster of a RDA:
When I first saw this RDA I was really quite taken back by the sheer size of it. Being 28.5mm diameter it is primarily designed to be used on 26650 mechanical mods, of course not having a 26650 device I had to use my Sigelei 100w+ box mod instead. Now there is of course some overhang but once I fitted the silicone sleeve to me device it doesn’t look bad at all.
The Sigelei 100+ isn’t exactly what you’d call a compact mod but with the Godzilla V2 sat atop it really starts to look like a small building with a giant fuel drum/water tower perched up there.
In terms of aesthetics it is a very nice looking RDA with very solid piece of machining that is quite weighty, but it feels extremely durable. The logo is particularly striking being a laser etched Godzilla in a foetal position with the name “Godzilla” written underneath.
The device has three airflow slots that can be adjusted by turning the top cap. The airflow options support either a dual coil build or a Tri coil one. The O-rings are suitably strong and the box also contains spares.
The huge chuff cap is made of delrin and press fits for a very secure fit. It is a little stiff when trying to remove it but doesn’t require extreme effort. The chuff cap also features internal spiraling which is similar to a rifling design, it apparently helps to increase flavour due to creating vortex like vapour production.
The build deck itself is massive. Certainly you are not going to run into issues here and the really excellent part of the design is all the posts are angled so you are not going to end up mixing up the wire tails of your coils when you come to trimming them.
If the design itself supported a single coil then I would definitely recommend this to a RDA novice but it is only dual or Tri coil and it is wise to be at least familiar with a dual coil build before progressing to this kind of RDA. However if you make dual coils often and hate having to struggle with the restrictive build deck sizes of 22mm RDA’s then you will love this.
There is enough room in there to pretty much make whatever build you want be it 26AWG (0.4mm), 24AWG (0.5mm) or even twisted coils. I dare say you could even fit Clapton Coils if you wished but you may need to removed the ceramic juice well for the extra room.
The screws are very good and some of the best I have come across lately. Absolutely no problems at all screwing them down and trapping wire.
The juice well is what you would call extreme, I would say quite insane. You can put a massive amount of juice in there and if you want to fit even more the ceramic juice well is removable with a typical stainless one underneath it. The ceramic well apparently produces better flavour. It is a little tricky replacing the ceramic well since you have to line it up a specific way or it doesn’t fit right but its something you will very quickly become used to.
At the top of the RDA there are heat sinks to make sure the heat is not reaching your mouth. The 510 drip tip adapter is also a simple press fit so if you prefer you can happily use your own standard drip tips.
So How Does This Gargantuan RDA Vape?
Like you’d expect, its a real titan and extremely impressive. For my first build I made a dual coil using 26AWG (0.4mm) wire wrapped around a 3mm screwdriver. My build had a final resistance of 0.6 ohm. It was a absolute breeze to fit the coils, lots of space made everything quite enjoyable to do. I wicked with Japanese cotton as is my fashion and soaked the wicks with my DIY vanilla tobacco juice.
Flavour was very good even with the chuff cap fitted and the vapour production was immense. At 50w it became a very warm, flavoursome and fog creating vape experience. I was left feeling so satisfied by it that the Godzilla V2 has quickly become one of my favourite RDA’s.
Those who love massive cloud production are really going to enjoy this. I certainly do and while I am more of a flavour chaser than a cloud chaser I really did get a kick out of putting out a great deal of vapour.
Not content to be satisfied with just a dual coil build I went ahead and made a Tri Coil one.
For those unfamiliar with this kind of build I’ll do my best here to explain it. When you make a dual build with two identical coils that have say a resistance of 0.8 ohm your resistance is halved, so the final build will actually be 0.4 ohm. A Tri Coil build is similar but the final resistance will be 1/3 of the coils used, so a 0.9ohm build will have final resistance of 0.3 ohm.
A 0.3 ohm build was what I finally used for myself. This time I juiced the wicks and filled up the well with some El Diablo Mambo. Flavour was certainly better and vapour production was certainly improved.
Of course running a Dual or Tri Coil build has its price, you go through juice fast, really fast. However the Godzilla V2 well is huge so you will certainly get a fair few pulls on this before you need to refill.
An alternative is to use the 510 drip tip adapter with a conventional drip tip. I used a favourite wide bore delrin I own. Vapour production becomes far more typical and while you do still put out quite a lot of vapour it is more gradual and nowhere near the cloud monster the chuff cap is. I suspect in the chuff cap’s case the rifling/spiral effect actually does make a difference in terms of cloud production since it certainly seemed to put out far more than my Twisted Messes RDA with a equivalent cap.
I can’t say the Godzilla V2 has leaked on me either, the well being as large as it is does a very good job of containing the juice and the air flow slots are actually quite high up compared to many RDA’s. It will of course leak if you overfill or carry it around in your pocket but it is quite leak free for a use at home option.
So Is This Beast of a RDA Worth It?
I think it is definitely worth it given how easy it is to build and use. It is also worth it in terms of how well machined and durable it is but its biggest plus points are the huge well, good flavour and obscene cloud production.
The only issue here that may put you off is of course the huge size. Unless you have a largish box mod or a proper 26650 mechanical mod then in any other case it will just look quite wrong and possibly a little silly.
Another thing that may also deter you is the lack of a single coil option but if you are on the fence about progressing into making dual coils then certainly consider the Goliath V2 because the large open deck might suit you and it would be helpful for perfecting your builds.
The Godzilla V2 is priced at around £25.
A great and well made RDA that offers good flavour and excellent vapour production while being extremely easy to build and use. It’s only real negatives are that it doesn’t allow for a single coil build which may irk some and that it is also very large, so will not suit a lot of mods.
- Massive deck that is easy to work with
- Good screws
- Huge juice well with a capacity that can be increased further due to removable ceramic well.
- Large post holes
- Good flavour
- Massive clouds with the chuff cap
- Excellent machining
- Options for Dual and Tri coil builds
- Not especially leak prone but of course not a leak free design.
- Massive, so will only suit certain mods
- No single coil option
- Juice drains fast