Vapefly bring us another quality tank, this time it’s the Vapefly Core RTA, a dual/single coil RTA that has a bit of snaz to it!Vapefly Core RTA review

For those that don’t know Vapefly are a young company Est in 2017 and are based in China they are gaining a great reputation; all of their products have been really very interesting so far including the, Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTAVapefly Wormhole RDA, Brunhilde RTA, Vapefly Mesh Plus RDTA  Vapefly Horus RTA and the Galaxies MTL Squonk RDTA which was a great pleasure to review not long ago.

This time Vapefly have partnered up with the German 103 Team, the team is organised by Martin Hartkopf who is better known on YouTube as Dampfwolke7, they promise us something special in the Core RTA so let’s go and take a detailed look at it…….

This RDTA was sent to us by Vapefly for the purpose of this review. As always my views are my own.

Check out My Hands On VapeFly Core RTA Video Review

In The Box

  • 1x Core RTA
  • 1x 510 Metal drip tip adapter
  • 1x 4ml bubble glass (2ml TPD)
  • 1x T-Tool Driver
  • Spare parts bag inc; O’rings and Post screws

Vapefly Core RTA kit

Main Specs/Features

  • Diameter: 25.20mm
  • Height: 46.40mm
  • Material: 304 Stainless
  • Mouth Piece: 810
  • Mouth Piece material: PMMA
  • Capacity: 2ml/4ml
  • TPD version: Available
  • Coil Type: Single & Dual

Design and Build Quality

The Core RTA comes in a card box with an over sleeve, and like all Vapefly’s tanks comes with a good amount of spares, although no cotton or coils! Vapefly Core RTA GWThe tank measures in at approx 25mm in diameter and 46mm high, it is made of 304 stainless steel, glass and PMMA. A well designed tank that looks good with the quality to match.Vapefly Core RTA ST8

The tank dismantles into 5 parts.Vapefly Core RTA bits

Base/Build Deck

Made of stainless steel, the base has all your normal markings on the bottom along with a gold plated connection pin which sits a little proud of the 510, the threading which is well turned. Vapefly Core RTA bottomVapefly Core RTA 510 The base has cylon type airflow (mirrored adjustment) a decoration line running between each AF and represents Voltage; above this on each side of the base the word Core has been engraved. Vapefly Core RTA ex afVapefly Core RTA VLThe build deck has a 2 post system that is roughly in the shape of a ‘T’. This is made of SS, gold plated screws and gold plated wire clamp/blocks to hold your wire in place (round and flat are both fine to use).Vapefly Core RTA clampsBetween the 2 posts you have 3 holes which are part of your internal AF system,Vapefly Core RTA int afBelow the posts you have the 2nd part of your internal AF in the form of 2 blocks with 8 small holes in each.Vapefly Core RTA ODEach end of your posts have your wick spaces, which are a half moon shape enabling you to tuck in both cotton ends below the posts as they stick out a bit, below this you have threading for your coil cover to screw on to and around the edge of the base you have an O’ring for your glass to sit upon.Vapefly Core RTA 2 AF

Coil Cover/ Chimney/Fill Port

Made again of SS this section is in 1 piece.Vapefly Core RTA structThe coil cover has threads that are well turned, inside is domed so that any splash back will fall back to your coils/cotton.Vapefly Core RTA in cover The outside of the coil cover has a circuitry inspired decoration.Vapefly Core RTA COThe coil cover gives way to a shallow chimney and fill port which is handled by 2 wide slots.Vapefly Core RTA FPAt the base of the fill port you have another O’ring for your glass, the center of the fill port has the top part of the chimney which is threaded for the top cap to screw on.Vapefly Core RTA chim

Glass

The tanks supplied with the Vapefly Core RTA are made of Pyrex, the ones that came with this sample kit are 2ml straight and 4ml bubble.Vapefly Core RTA pyrex

Top Cap

Made of SS with a silicone stopper inside the cap and threading to screw into the fill port section.Vapefly Core RTA TCiThe cap is a strange shape to me, sloping upwards almost like a lampshade LOL, the cap has a line decoration around it to help you with removal.Vapefly Core RTA lamp

Mouth Piece

The drip tip supplied is made of PMMA and is an 810 wide bore that has a medium profile.Vapefly Core RTA MP

Basic Guide to Coiling/Wicking

You can change the coil and or cotton without losing liquid by unscrewing the base.

  • Insert your coilsVapefly Core RTA CI
  • Heat and scrub the coils to bed them in
  • Insert your cotton and cut to length fluff and gently fold under the posts lightly pressing will fill the wick spaces enough for this RTAVapefly Core RTA C&C
  • Dampen your cotton and coils with E-LiquidVapefly Core RTA damp
  • Reassemble the tank into the main structure.
  • Remove the top cap and fill with your favorite E-LiquidVapefly Core RTA filling
  • Put the cap back on and leave for a few minutes for the cotton to soak up more e-liquid, enjoy.

For those that have the Coily Tool the posts measure 4.5mm I cut my wire tails at 4mm

How Does The Vapefly Core RTA Perform?

For this review I have installed 2 Kanthal Fused Clapton’s that are 0.15Ω and filled the Vapefly Core RTA with Coffee House Coconut Cappuccino and have bought my LMC 200w out of mothballs LOL.Vapefly Core RTA LMC

I will state straight away that this tank is not a low wattage tank, it loves power!

65W

With the airflow wide open, the vapour production was thick and the flavour was great, if on the cool side for 65w.

75w

The flavour and vapour production was again excellent, again the warmth of the vape was not like other tanks resulting in my again upping the wattage.

95w

Normally I’d barf a lung at this high due to the heat; I found the vape to be quite comfortable, the flavour was ok and the vapour production amazing.

110w

This was my limit; while I found the vape to be quite comfortable and a huge amount of vapour was produced the flavour for me had almost disappeared! I settled on 100W as my upper limit with this RTA.

Wicking/ Leaking

I have tried several different ways of wicking i.e. pushing the cotton down into the wick spaces, laying the cotton over the wick spaces.

What worked best for me though was cutting the cotton short and fluffing it, the posts stick out somewhat so I gently folded the cotton under the posts and lightly pressing the cotton so that the fluffiness of the cotton worked its way into the wick spaces.

If wicking is done correctly there should be no leaking from the Core RTA, I did notice some vape residue at higher watts.Vapefly Core RTA CCI

Airflow

The Core RTA has what they call a “Q” internal AF. The benefit of this compared to other tanks in the same category is that the turbulence is kept to a minimum, resulting in a stable vape that can handle higher watts without the higher heat being a factor therefore flavour is balanced and has a less noisy intake.Vapefly Core RTA close

Chain Vaping

At 65W and 8 good toots the heat from the tank was hardly noticeable, this was a pass.Vapefly Core RTA review

E-Liquid Flavours

Over the last week or I have tested the Vapefly Core RTA with about a dozen flavours.

I can say that most of them have been great especially desert and bakery flavours however a few fruits like the exotic one such as tropical and sharp liquids seem to be a bit muted lacking the zing that I get with other tanks.Vapefly Core RTA fill

Disappointments

  1. The top cap while easy to use it needs more than a simple lined pattern I found on more than one occasion my fingers slipping resulting in my dropping the cap.
  2. I would have preferred that instead of the metal 510 DT adaptor that they gave you a second wide bore 810 DT.
  3. In the box you get a card that gives you information about the German 103 team (whom I have never heard of before now) on one side and a list of the members of the team the other side!Vapefly Core RTA GTSadly this card is all in German! I don’t read German and short of typing the text into a translator I’d love to know what the card says LOL.Vapefly Core RTA G103 I would recommend to Vapefly remedy this for the retail version.
  4. In the pictures I have seen of the Core RTA they show a plug to block off one side of the build deck for single coil operation, I didn’t get this plug in my kit.

Pros

  • Incredible vapour production
  • Very good flavour production
  • Great quality and design
  • Good Airflow
  • Price Point

Cons

  • Some fruit flavours are muted
  • Wicking must be done right for no leaks
  • No second Drip Tip
  • No Cotton or Coils supplied
  • No plug for single coil operation supplied

Final Review Verdict

I have really enjoyed testing and using the Core RTA by Vapefly, there is only one way to describe this tank; and that is it’s a cloud chucker’s RTA, the flavour is great if you choose your liquid with some care, the lower the ohms of your coils means you can really pack on the wattage and believe me this RTA likes you to pile on the power.

Would I buy the Vapefly Core RTA tank again should it be lost or damaged? One word “YES”.

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
Design and Quality
9
Vapour Production
10
Flavour Quality
9
Ease of building and use
10
Price Point
8
Buy again due to loss or damage
10
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.
vapefly-core-rta-review-cloud-chucking-flavour-tankA fantastic RTA that performs a treat and is easy to build on. Well done again Vapefly.

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