Hellvape Drop Dead 24mm RDA
The HellVape Drop Dead RDA is made in collaboration with The Vapor Chronicles and Vapin' Heathen and is based on the designs of the Dead Rabbit and Drop RDA.
Perfect for single and dual coil builds.
Featuring a 24mm diameter, with a top cap inspired by the Dead Rabbit, the HellVape Drop Dead provides an easy "drop-in" for your coils. Intelligent, high-side downward sloping airflow maximizes flavor and cloud production. Outiftted with 14 airflow holes for adjustable airflow. Deep juice well for convenient dripping and leakage protection.
Features a post-less build deck. Comes with TWO 810 drip tips and one 510 connector for optional drip tip styles.
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Features and Specifications:
- A Vapin' Heathen Project
- A TVCreation - The Vapor Chronicles
- 24m Diameter
- Deep Juice Well
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- Gold-Plated Positive Posts
- PEEK Insulated Block
- Single or Dual Coil Configurations
- Dual Side Airflow Control - Multi-Slots Design
- 810 Wide Resin Drip Tip
- 510 Drip Tip Adapter
- Squonk-Ready Bottom-Feeding 510 Pin
- Gold-Plated 510 Contact Pin
- Available in Black, Full Matte Black, Gunmetal, Stainless Steel, Purple, Blue Rainbow
1 x 24mm Drop Dead RDA With Colorful Resin DT
1 x Black 810 DT
1 x Stainless Steel 510 Adapter
4 x Philips Head Post Screws
1 x Spared Orings
1 x Slotted Head Screwdriver
1 x Philips Head Screwdriver
1 x Hex Screwdriver
1 x Drop Dead Sticker
Drop Dead RDA Review
The Drop Dead RDA is a combination of the wildly popular Dead Rabbit RDA from Heathen and the Drop RDA from The Vapor Chronicles, manufactured by HellVape. These prior rda’s were some of the most popular choices for a well crafted rebuildable, and this collaboration is arguably even better than the originals. Constructed of stainless steel and 24mm in diameter, this product incorporates many clever design features, looks pretty damn sharp, and chucks some huge clouds!
Right off the bat, I really found the Drop Dead to be a beautiful little rda. I personally choose the piano full black version that comes with the red drip tip (a clear one is also included in the kit). The drip tip has an amazing glossy resin look and has a metal band around the bottom with the word “Hellvape” on it. I've heard critics say they didn't like the metal band but I think it adds a nice overall touch. On the body of the rda, it appears to have a line where you would think the rda splits when you take it apart, buts it's only decorative.
The design features a double D logo with the dead rabbit in the middle, signifying the Drop Dead collaboration. Overall it's just a very well thought out design, simple while remaining very stylish.
I've tried this rda with both single and dual coil, obviously it's performs its best as a dual coil cloudbusting machine. Single coil ends up kind of wispy with very thin vapor, too much air, and no improvements in flavor. Getting your coils to the right height can be a bit tricky at first. I found that by estimating their height then using the side tube air flow vents held up next to it, I'm able to get great placement. It's got the Drop style postless deck so your wire leads can be clipped from underneath, which definitely makes it a lot easier to get the right length. I've found the best results with having the air vents at just the same height as the coils themselves, with 3 of the 7 vents closed in each row.
The top cap angles the air downwards which helps it travel under the coils and up through them. Through lots of testing of different placement, I've had the very best results with pushing the coils closer to the side air vents rather than having them close to each other in the middle of the deck. Not only is there a flavor improvement but when placed in the middle it tends to give some spit back, and hot liquid juice in your mouth is quite undesirable. Wicking needs to be loose enough so that you can easily pull it through your coils without displacing them or getting really any resistance. Make sure to fluff out your cotton and leave enough to bring it down to the base and have the tiniest amount sitting on the base to soak up juice. I then like to push any cotton away from the middle and towards the side. This way it's easy to drip right down the middle and when you lean your vape over, juice flows into the cotton.
Getting your coil placement at first can be a little annoying so remember you'll need a healthy amount of patience when you're starting out. One side of the coil can tend to be further up or down than the other after you screw down the first lead. I've found that placing the vape on its side so the coils are held in place horizontally can help a lot to get their height even. The main con I'd have to say is that this rda tends to get pretty hot after vaping on it for a while, especially when chain vaping. Placing the coils closer to the vents is a factor but it's much better having to give it a few seconds to cool rather than having those coils in the middle. Also when hot, the top cap has a tendency to get stuck in the body of the rda making it pretty much glued in there. Just let it cool a bit and it will come out again. I'd recommend smearing a little ejuice around the top cap and bottom base o rings to help them glide easier.
I think this rda produces some amazingly tasty flavor and very thick vapor. Since getting it, I haven't wanted to use anything else recently. It's easy to drip right down the middle, I'd also say it helps to drip a few drops directly on the coils since they're pretty high up in this rda. The heat buildup is the only downside and it's pretty easy to let it cool for a few seconds between puffs, all the pros make this an rda I would recommend any day of the week. It looks amazing on top of my Aegis Legend, I enjoy the simple shape but striking colors it has. Since coils last a while it's really only wicking you'll be regularly maintaining and that's a piece of cake. For the price I think this rda is an easy 9/10 and I've been very pleased with it. Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts!
Drop Dead RDA: A Piece Of Art
By Jared Collins
What It Has To Offer:
The Drop Dead RDA has a Drop style deck with 4 posts with update or downward facing post-holes and the pin screws to the side pointing inward to the deck; This type of deck is handy to build on because it allows for more room and bigger builds than normal standards and coils.
The deck juice well is deep enough to hold over-dripped liquid and allows for more cotton to be pushed under the posts or coils. The Drop Dead RDA has a 2 o-ring design for keeping the top cap on the deck, with a single o-ring to keep the 810 drip tip on, this Drop Dead product includes an 810 to 510 drip tip adapter which also has a single o-ring for attachment.
Drop Dead has been my main go to RDA for awhile now and I am completely in love with it, I can be bias for it at times but from an outside and new stand on RDAs in general I think it is a great first for anyone getting to building, even for a seasoned builder the Drop Dead is such a great product.
What I Personally Think:
What I think of the Drop Dead doesn’t matter as much as you may think, I’ve only had the Drop Dead for a little while now and so far I’ve enjoyed the experience, I would and will suggest it to anyone who hasn’t already bought it to go ahead and buy it or even buy it again as a backup. My opinion of the Drop Dead can extend far into the machining needed to make it and the quality control, mine came with zero mistakes and zero defects which boosts my thoughts about it.
I think the Drop Dead is a great beginner RDA to start with or for an experienced builder to possibly end with, such great style and effectiveness. My thoughts on the subject is blurry in the sense I haven’t had much past history with RDAs specifically but I can say that my time with it has been worth the payment, far past it in honesty.
I’m not much to do reviews of products I’ve bought in the past but this I can say I will buy again and review again any time of the day.
What You Should Expect:
There isn’t a whole lot to expect with this amazing piece of art except that it has amazing build quality, made with great materials, and includes everything you need to replace o-rings and pin screws to sqounk pins. This Drop Dead is so simple and amazing that it’s hard not to pick it up for the price, with the huge 810 drip tip and 510 capabilities this sure can pack any punch on any mod of your choosing.
I hope my review has helped you in the consideration of buying this product, if you were considering to buy this product I hope you help EightVape and decide to buy it. Drop Dead is much more than the price, I highly suggest it.