This is an RTA that had a lot to live up to. The original Dead Rabbit RDA is one of the most beloved designs ever, praised for its clever four-post top-down build deck, which made installing and trimming coils a breeze. Translating that design into a rebuildable tank atomizer (RTA) was a challenge so intense that it required a collaboration between some of the greatest minds in vaping: Hellvape, and Vapin' Heathen.
So let's take a look at this incredible Dead Rabbit RTA and see how it stacks up to the Dead Rabbit RDA itself!
Dead Rabbit RTA, and all the cool stuff you get with it!
Check out this design
It's the nature of a top-airflow RTA to be pretty resistant to leaks, and the Dead Rabbit RTA is no exception: you'd have to have this thing full up and then leave it on its side or something, just because otherwise gravity has no way to get the juice out of the tank. For those of us who have been using bottom-airflow RTAs for years, and have the wet cupholders and pockets to prove it, this is a welcome design choice.
The build deck of the amazing Hellvape Dead Rabbit RTA
Let's build this thing
Builds on this are so easy, particularly if you're using some great premade Ninja Vape Co coils. We all know the genius of the Dead Rabbit design: post holes run up and down, so your coil legs fit downward into them, instead of trying to build everything sideways. The build deck is raised, too, so you can clip the legs with it installed and not need to keep measuring that everything's the same length! You want to get that coil as close to the deck as you can - without it touching the deck! - so there's plenty of headroom between the coil and topcap, and to prevent any whistles you might get from air passing between the coil and the cap. That'll depend on your coil diameter, too.
Wicking is pretty simple, too: just remember to fluff that cotton, since it's got a long way up to go before it hit the coils. Stuff that fluffy cotton end down through the slots into the deck, making sure it's not jammed so tight it won't let juice suck up through it. To speed up the saturation, it's always a good idea to soak the wick directly before you put the tank on, just like you would an RDA. Once it's good and drenched, just screw the deck into the glass - the clever notched topcap design automatically aligns build deck below with airflow slots above - and fill 'er up using the dual top fill ports!
Vaping the Dead Rabbit RTA is as incredible as you'd expect. The top airflow pulls dense vapor right off the top of the coil surface, and produces a lot of turbulence inside the chamber, but with smooth airflow at your mouth. Vapor production is stellar, and it's hard to imagine a design that brings out more dense flavor. It truly is the Dead Rabbit, just in RTA form!