Introduction – Galaxies MTL RTA by Vapefly
The Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA is manufactured by the fairly new Chinese vape company Vapefly, EST 2017. They have been releasing some really very interesting products lately!
Some of their products include the, Vapefly Wormhole RDA, Vapefly Galaxies RDA, Vapefly Mesh Plus RDTA and who could forget the excellent flavour of Vapefly Horus RTA we had the pleasure of reviewing not long ago.
Let’s go ahead and put the tank under the spotlight for a detailed look, and see how it boldly goes, will this old flavour chaser be impressed?
This RTA was sent to us for the purpose of this review. As always my views are my own.
Hands On Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA Video Review
In The Box
- 1 x Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA(3ml)
- 1 x Extra 510 delrin drip tip (retail version only)
- 1 x Bubble glass tube for 5ml
- 1 x Cube airflow set
- 1 x T driver
- 1 x Allen Key
- 1 x Vape Cloth
- 1 x Organic cotton
- 2 x Micro Coils
- O-rings & Screws
- 1 x Manual
- Diameter: 22.22mm
- Height: 49.45mm with drip tip
- Coil: Single
- Capacity:2ml(TPD Edition with rubber bung)
- Capacity:3ml(Standard Edition)
- Thread: 510 thread
- Innovative gearwheel airflow control
- Inner cube airflow set for more air inlet
- Spare 5ml bubble glass included
- Easy single coil building deck
- Available in 3 colours Gold, Black and SS
Design and Build Quality
I have the SS version of the Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA, I have to say the moment I opened the box I was hit with a beautifully designed compact 22mm diameter RTA. The whole thing is made of Stainless Steel, Pyrex glass and topped off with a great looking frosted PMMA 510 drip tip. The RTA build quality in my opinion is excellent. The Galaxies MTL RTA comes with everything you need in fact all you need is e-liquid and a mod to get up and running with this RTA.
The RTA breaks into 5 pieces for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Base/ Build Deck
The base is made of SS; the bottom has all the normal info including a unique serial number, CE marks, designed by and manufactured by Vapefly as well as the name of the RTA. The 510 connection pin sticks out about 1mm. The base has a pattern around it similar to that of a star chart.
The build deck is a 2 post single coil deck. As normal the positive post sits on a peek insulator, the deck is raised and has threads for the coil cover.The deck has a unique feature, a cube airflow which can be switched out for the other supplied. The cubes gives the option to open the airflow more or to further restrict it.To remove or replace the cube there is a screw on the side of the positive post. Alongside the posts you have your wick spaces, they include holes at the bottom to help the e-liquid wick your cotton.
The base has an external airflow of which I have never seen before!
It’s handled by 2 switches, one either side of the base, I call them thumb switches because you flick them with your thumb. You have 3 hole positions one side and 2 the other making it possible (because the switches act independently from each other) to fully customize your airflow to it tightest setting.
Both tanks that come with the Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA are made of Pyrex glass the one that comes installed is 3ml or 2ml with a silicon plug for TPD compliance, the other is a bubble glass and will allow the tank to hold 5ml of liquid.
Coil Cover/ Chimney/ Fill Ports
This section is all in one, made of stainless steel the coil cover screws to the base covering the coils.Inside is beveled so that liquid and condensation with drip back down to your cotton. The chimney section is fairly short! I’m told this to intensify the flavour. The two fill ports are a wide kidney shape that can easily accept needle nose bottles. Around the outside of this section is an O ring for your glass to sit against, inside you will see the top of the chimney section has a small black O ring and threads for the top cap.
Around the edging of the top cap you have a striation pattern to help with the removal for filling.The threading inside the cap is a female thread inside a tube effect that connects to the chimney section, the cap also has an embedded O ring to help stop leaks.
The 510 MTL drip tip is made of Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), a frosted synthetic resin produced from the polymerization of methyl methacrylate.
A quick guide
You can change the coil and or cotton without wasting your e-liquid.
- Unscrew the base from the main structure.
- Choose which Pyrex tank you wish to use.
- Choose which type of cube you wish to use and install it.
- Install your coil and cotton.
- Tuck your cotton down into the wick spaces; don’t be frightened of using plenty of cotton with this RTA.
- Pre wick your cotton.
- Screw the base back into the main structure.
- Remove the top cap and fill through the kidney fill ports replace cap.
Done! Leave the tank alone for a few minutes so the cotton can soak up more e-liquid before first use.
How Does The Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA Perform?
For this review I have placed the Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA on my Eleaf Pico 75w, I have the 5ml bubble tank installed and a homemade SS316L coil which works out to 0.33Ω and e-liquid by DR Frost called “Remedy”.
I have to say at this point I am not really much of a MTL vaper, after spending an entire week exclusively with this product I managed to re train myself to vape MTL, something I have not been able to do for many years or at least since moving on from the Aspire Nautilus Mini.
TC 420F 20 – 50W
I set the airflow on both sides to their highest settings; I also have the cube with the wide slot installed as I found the cube with the 2 holes was a very tight draw for me!
Wow all I can say is I am amazed, the flavour was wonderful; one would think that vaping MTL you’d get as much vapour as you would from a normal ciggy! How wrong would that thought be! Even though the AF is tight the resulting vapour after a 10s toot was thick and creamy, ok not direct to lung (DTL) thick but much, much better than I would have expected from a MTL tank!
I kept the Temp at 420F and whacked my Pico up in 5W increments up to the full 75w.
After 60W the vapour was beginning to get to hot for me, I settled on 50w being the most comfortable for me with the flavour being ok.
VW 20 – 30W
Again keeping the airflow at the same setting at 20w the flavour was out of this world, the resulting vapour was good but on the cool side, again in 5W increments up to 40W I found that the vapour and flavour good however I detected a slight dry burn at 40w, for comfort and good flavour I settled on 30w in variable wattage.
The thumb switches to each side of the tank I found to be incredibly sensitive, if you place your mod and tank in a pocket the switches will change the AF, I found myself sucking really hard at times until I realized what had happened!
I also found that after an hour or so playing with the AF it very easy to operate and set, for users that like a really tight draw you can customise the AF for your enjoyment and in conjunction with the internal cube choice they makes this RTA very versatile.
The frosted 510 drip tip is made of PMMA which stands for Polymethyl methacrylate (a new one on me LOL) is a synthetic resin, it is smaller in diameter than I am used to but I found it to be very pleasant to use.
- Build quality is excellent
- Very well designed
- Beautiful tank to look at
- Good amount of vapour produced
- Innovative AF
- Excellent flavour at lower watts
- Price point is competitive
- The only slight niggle I had was with the airflow switches
Final Review Verdict
We have seen many MTL RTA tanks over the years, some with good AF some with bad. I would put the Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA in a 3rd category, the airflow itself is very good and I love the option to customize it further with the internal block cubes in conjunction with external airflow switches!
However, as said, the switches are very sensitive. Don’t let the name of this RTA put you off trying it! The flavour is excellent right up there with the likes of the Berserker mini RTA, this old flavour chaser is over the moon!
Would I buy the Vapeflly Galaxies MTL RTA again should I lose or damage it? For a stealth vape at low watts yes I would.