Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA Review: Best for a Squonk Mod?

Author: Alisa Yin / Category: Review / Published: Feb-03-2020

The Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA is the latest atomizer from the popular manufacturer Vandy Vape, which is the upgraded version of the Pyro V2. It features a squonkable dual-coil system with a postless deck for flavorful and massive vapor. It measures 24 mm in diameter and has a 2ml juice capacity. Two fill holes get closed off by the top cap on the build deck. So you are much easy to fill the Pyro V3 RDTA without leaking. The adjustable honeycomb airflow on the center of the build deck hits the coils from the bottom. There is a BF pin in the box, so you can use the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA with a squonk mod. You will also receive two coils and a 2ml spare glass tank and a coil lead tool.

Many of RDTAs on the market have issues with e-liquid leakage and lackluster flavor. Will the Pyro V3 changes these perceptions about RDTAs? Let find out from the following review.

Price: £ 25.99 (at NewVaping)

Color: Matte Black, Gold, Rainbow, Stainless Steel, Blue, Gunmetal, Frosted Grey

Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA Specifications

  • 24 mm diameter
  • 2 ml E-juice capacity
  • Advanced honeycomb airflow intake system
  • Optimized filling structure
  • Enhanced bottom airflow design
  • Size: 37mm x 24mm
  • Spare Glass Capacity: 2ml

Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA Package Contents

  • 1 x Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA
  • 1 x Spare Parts Bag
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Pyrex Glass Tube
  • 1 x Coil Lead Guide
  • 2 x Fused Clapton Coil 0.33ohm

Build quality and Design of Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA

The design of the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA is basically the same as the previous Pyro RDTAs. The overall appearance is well-built and aesthetic. It measures at 24 mm x 37 mm and comes with a pre-installed wide bore 810 resin tip that funnels from about 9 mm to 11 mm. You can also use other 810 drip tip on the atomizer. If you prefer to use a 510 drip tip, you can use the 510 drip tip adapter in the package. The threads and O-ring tolerances are good. The engraved Pyro is on the top cap. The standard information and the O-Ring are on the bottom. The 510 pin is protruding and gold plated.

The top cap has 18 holes on each side, you can adjust the airflow from each side. Each side features 12 horizontal holes and 6 vertical holes. The honeycomb airflow is shaped in T. The glass tank is under the build deck and has 2ml capacity. The O-ring on the bottom prevents any leaking when squonking.

The Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA is a postless deck RDTA, which is the same as its predecessors. But it features the side and bottom-fed airflow. The non-removable section in the top cap can plug the filling port and adjust the T-shaped honeycomb airflow from the side and the bottom or just the side.


Build Deck and Wicking

There are 4 slots for coil leads and two wick slots on the build deck. The postless deck allows to trap the dual-coil leads vertically. The gold-plated combo Phillip’s/flat-head screws are big and nice. The two two fill holes are easy to fill even when you use the gorilla bottles. The coils stay over a deck of 12 holes laid out in two rows of six holes. So there is no room for dual-coils above 3 mm. You should use the regular coils of 2.5 to 2.75mm. You can use the Pyro V3 RDTA build deck with single coil, but I recommend you to use it as a dual-coil deck. The honeycomb airflow is on the center of the build deck. The air goes through holes on the middle and hits the coils from the bottom.

The wick ports measuring at 4 mm x 10.3 mm are wide and the two coils sit side by side. The cotton has ample space to keep from getting bunched up. You should make sure the enough cotton to prevent e-liquid from leaking. But it should not be woo tight or the wicks will be choked. It is pretty easy to build on Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA. The coil head tool in the package is used to measure the coil leads. You should to measure where to clip coil leads, place the coils on the build deck and tighten up the screws. Your wicks should not contacting the bottom of the tank. You should make it stay in the middle of the tank.


Airflow of Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA

The top cap has a non-removable piece that is used to adjust the airflow intake and plug the two big fill ports. From the inside of the top cap, you can see how airflow works and how air from horizontal holes hits the coil from sides and also how the air goes under the coils. The top cap locks into place with the deck, so you can easily adjust the airflow. The airflow is not fully adjustable. Here is how it works.

  • Turning the top cap to close both the vertical and horizontal of the T-shaped airflow holes, one vertical row of two holes at a time
  • If you close more than one row, the entire bottom-fed portion of the airflow will be closed
  • If you close the airflow, you will get a satisfying restricted lung hit

Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA Review

The Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA features very nice machining and color quality. The package is pretty good. You will receive a 510 drip tip adapter, two Clapton coils, a BF pin, and a coil lead tool that helps to build on. The BF pin allows you to use this RDTA with a squonk mod. You just need to press the bottle a few times, and the O-ring helps to prevent leaking. The Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA is also perfect for a regular mod. Filling the tank is very easy even with a gorilla bottle.

The airflow is smooth and can hit the coils from the bottom and the sides. You can also use it with side airflow only. If you don’t need a restricted lung hit, the Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA is good for you. Because it can offer a good draw of a restricted lung hit but the air does not hit the coils perfectly when closing off. The vapor production and the flavor are well.

Pros and Cons of Vandy Vape Pyro V3 RDTA:

Pros:

  • Good build quality
  • Two large fill ports for easy filling
  • Leak-resistant design
  • With BF Pin, can use with a squonk mod
  • Smooth and adjustable airflow
  • Can be used as a dual or single coil RDTA
  • DTL or restricted lung hit
  • Excellent flavor with huge vapor production
  • Comes with a standard 810 tip and a pair of coils
  • Full set of spare post screws and coil lead cutting tool
  • AFC is easy to adjust

Cons:

  • The airflow is not fully adjustable
  • No bottom-airflow by itself
  • Restricted airflow does not hit the coil optimally
  • 2ml juice capacity is a bit low so best used with a squonk mod

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