Today I’m going to be taking a look at one of the newest MTL RTA’s on the market – it’s from those lovely bunny designers – the Hellvape Dead Rabbit MTL RTA!

The Hellvape Dead Rabbit MTL RTA is a sweet-looking little tank that can take up to 4mls of e-liquid and utilises a single DIY coil.

Hellvape has been in and around the vape scene since 2016, with its main offices based in China and they have various outlets worldwide.

Because of the popularity of their products, they really need no introduction to the wider vaping community, except to say that their attention to detail with their designs and their quality of manufacturing is truly exceptional!

Hellvape is most famously known for their Dead Rabbit range of RDA and RTAs and tank atomizers.

They have released a few mouth-to-lung RTA toppers in the past like Vertex MTL RTA and the MD MTL RTA.

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What to Expect From the Hellvape Dead Rabbit MTL RTA?

This is RTA a Hellvape first – it’s a dedicated mouth-to-lung RTA that has been released under their Dead Rabbit banner!

Hellvape has given us 6 colours to choose from – Stainless Steel (SS), Matt Black, Blue, Gunmetal, Gold and Matt Full Black.

The Hellvape Dead Rabbit MTL RTA has a base diameter of 23mm with a single external airflow inlet that has 4 settings that are operated by rotating the tank base ring!

This RTA takes 1 single DIY coil and Hellvape has given us the choice of 2 drip tips as well as 2 liquid capacities (2ml & 4ml) via separate chambers.

This sample Dead Rabbit MTL RTA was sent directly to me for review by Hellvape!

As always my thoughts and views are my own, after a considerable testing period.

Kit Contents

  • Hellvape Dead Rabbit MTL RTA
  • Long chamber and 4ml glass
  • Shoelace cotton
  • 0.7Ω Ni80 Clapton coil
  • Spare 510 drip tip
  • Accessory bag
  • User manual

Hellvape Dead Rabbit MTL RTA Specifications

  • Size: 23×49.4mm (2ml TPD Version) / 23×58.4mm (2ml TPD version) / 23×64.4mm (4ml version)
  • Capacity: 4ml and 2ml (TPD)
  • Single coil build deck
  • 4 airflow inlet settings
  • Drop proof glass design
  • 510 drip tip
  • Top fill

Hellvape Dead Rabbit MTL RTA – Design and Build Quality

As you can see by my photos, Hellvape sent me the stainless steel version of this RTA for review, and as always the kit has been presented well in a card box.

The kit includes a 4ml liquid chamber, spare O-rings, spare post screws along with a Philips head screwdriver, cotton, a single Ni80 Clapton coil and a spare 510 Delrin mouthpiece!

The construction materials that make up the MTL RTA are 304 Stainless Steel, Pyrex glass and Resin/Delrin.

This RTA dismantles into 5 parts if you count removing the Pyrex glass from the liquid chamber.

Starting at the top

The tank is pre-installed with a long resin 510 mouthpiece that is sealed to Stainless Steel heat sink fins. This mouthpiece can be swapped for the spare shorter chess like 510 Delrin drip tip!

Removing the Stainless Steel fill cap reveals two liquid fill ports. The cap has a replaceable Silicone rubber gasket for leak prevention on the reverse side. The cap itself has a cog-like pattern and includes a knurling strip to help with its removal.

The main tank section is one piece and comprises of 2 slots for liquid filling, the chimney and the coil cover.

The two coil covers included with the kit have the Dead Rabbit logo engraved on to them.

It is very easy to remove the Pyrex glass from the main section with thumb and finger pressure – angle the glass and pull it off!

The 510 connection base unscrews from the base of the tank to reveal the single coil build deck. It comprises of a 2 post deck, a single internal airflow shaft and 2 spaces for your cotton. On each side of the deck below the deck threading are 4 honeycombed liquid intake holes.

On the bottom of the base, you will see all the normal info lightly engraved including, the tank name, Hellvape logo and the standard recycle and CE marks.

The 510 pin is gold plated and the shaft has well-turned threading, you will also see that the adjustable airflow ring has knurling to help with turning.

Hellvape has included within the kit a 0.7Ω Ni80 DIY coil and 1 piece of shoelace cotton.

My RTA came with the 2ml liquid chamber pre-installed, the 4ml chamber is in the box!

Airflow

The Dead Rabbit MTL RTA has a single external airflow slot that can be turned smoothly to suit user restrictions.

The airflow restriction hole sizes are 0.8mm, 1.2mm, 1.4mm, 1.6mm!

Hellvape Dead Rabbit MTL RTA – Quick Start Guide

Make your own DIY coil or use the Ni80 coil that came with the kit.

  • Unscrew the build deck and install your coil, trim the leads as near to the posts as possible
  • Heat and scrape the coil (you want the coil heating evenly from the inside out)
  • Insert your cotton through the coil, cut and fluff slightly and then tuck the cotton tails into the cotton spaces on the deck
  • Dampen your cotton and coil with E-liquid this is called Priming your coil
  • Re-assemble the RTA
  • At this point, I like to close the airflow
  • Unscrew the top cap and fill the Dead Rabbit MTL RTA with your e-liquid
  • Replace the cap and screw the tank onto a suitable device. Leave your mod and tank alone for a couple of minutes so the cotton can soak up more liquid – open the airflow and enjoy!

How Does the Hellvape Dead Rabbit MTL RTA Perform?

Before I start this section, if you are looking for a restricted-direct-to-lung vape I wanted to respectfully point out you may want to look elsewhere, as this RTA is a dedicated mouth-to-lung tank only!

For this review I will be using my own 24g KA1 DIY coil made on a 2mm post. I’m using Kanthal due to my nickel allergy!

I will be using this RTA with the 4ml chamber installed and firing it on my Joyetech E-Vic mini, my choice of liquid today is Illusions Awakening Mamba.

Airflow and Wattage

I started my vape experience with this little RTA by setting my E-Vic Mini to 10W and using the smallest airflow setting 0.8mm, this for me was an extremely cheek-sucking vape.

I quickly progressed the airflow and power settings up to 1.2mm at 12W, then 1.4mm at 13/14W.

Finally I settled on the last airflow setting 1.6mm and I was able to take the wattage to 16/18W. Even so, the airflow draw was still very tight for me!

Vapour and Flavour Production

I have to say at this point I’m a direct-to-lung user and while I was very impressed by the excellent clean sharp flavour of this RTA and that of my chosen liquid, the vapour production was as typically low as normal for an MTL draw which is excellent if you need a stealth vape!

Preparation for use

Out of personal experience, I found this to be among one of the easiest RTA decks to build on. However, I would suggest holding the coil with your thumb while screwing down the contact leads or the coil might move. I would also recommend not over stuffing the deck cotton spaces, as this will lead to strangling the liquid, likewise not enough cotton will lead to leaks via the airflow slot!

I only suffered 1 leak with the Dead Rabbit MTL RTA when I first coiled it up, this was due to insufficient cotton in the wick spaces, which was easy to remedy.

Pros

  • Great quality and design
  • Excellent flavour
  • Adequate MTL vapour production
  • Easy-to-use airflow control

Cons

As a dedicated mouth-to-lung tank I have no concerns

Final Review Verdict

Hellvape has created many Dead Rabbit products, and while I have previously stated I’m not much of a mouth-to-lung vaper, I am still impressed by the flavour this one can produce.

The Dead Rabbit MTL RTA is very simple to build on. It’s just a matter of placing the coil in and screwing down the post screws. The only learning curve I had was trimming the cotton to the right length so the cotton wouldn’t strangle the liquid intake or leak!

I would recommend this RTA for new and intermediate users as a good replacement for the dreaded disposable vaping devices. Plus of course to those experienced with MTL RTA vaping.

To be honest, I didn’t find anything wrong with this RTA as it stands, however speaking personally an option for RDL airflow would have been nice!

Have you purchased the Hellvape Dead Rabbit MTL RTA?

Do you have any questions about it? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Jeffrey

Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! Over the years I have gained a good amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware but I'm just a normal guy who enjoys sharing my experiences. This is why I started my Youtube vape review channel in 2014. To date the channel has had over 500,000 views. Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build Quality
10
Design
8
Flavour
10
Vapour Production
7
Overall Performance
9
Ease of building
10
Replace if lost or stolen
7
Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! Over the years I have gained a good amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware but I'm just a normal guy who enjoys sharing my experiences. This is why I started my Youtube vape review channel in 2014. To date the channel has had over 500,000 views. Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.
hellvape-dead-rabbit-mtl-rta-reviewA Mouth-To-Lung bunny, this is a first for Hellvape as it been released under the Dead Rabbit Banner.

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