Today is June 23rd, 2016. The RTA’s market has been working at a feverish pace to come out with new and innovative new designs. Because of this our articles lately have been about RTA’s more than any other topic. That is fine with me because I love a good RTA, they give you the joys of building a coil and taking it apart and putting all back together.

These 7 RTA’s an almost all based on a previous model. Taking feedback from the community. The manufacturers update, modify and upgrade anytime the community has some feedback. Well, a good company does.


Eleaf Lemo 3


The Eleaf Lemo 3 RTA is the newest version of a beloved tank. ELeaf went a new direction with this release of the Lemo. Much like other new tanks like the TFV8 the Lemo 3 has dual functions.

The first function the Lemo 3 can perform is the job of an RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer). In this mode, the Lemo 3 can hold two coils rather than the single coil design of the V2. The posts on the V3 are also completely changed to fit the extra coil.

The second function the Lemo 3 can perform is the role of a Sub-Ohm Tank. The process of switching from RTA mode to Sub-Ohm Tank mode is not simple and quick, but in most cases, you will be an RTA person or Sub-Ohm Tank person. So switching them shouldn’t be a huge downside.

For airflow, the Lemo 3 features a dual massive cyclops air slots on both sides of the base. This air flows directly through the coils and out of another huge cyclops port that sits in between the posts, giving you amazing flavor and vapor production (Fig:3).The airflow is completely adjustable. Just rotate the ring at the base of the tank to cover or reveal the cyclops air inlets, this will naturally make the airflow tighter and more open. (Fig:3)

The tank section of the Lemo 3 still holds 4mls of juice. The manufacturer says to under-fill the tank by 10% to prevent leaks. To fill the Lemo 3, you simply remove to top section to reveal the huge filling areas. Pretty much just unscrew and dump in. Just make sure not to fill the center hole. (Never cross streams)(Fig:2)

Lemo 3 Specifications

  • Tank Capacity: 4ml
  • Dimensions: 22mm X 22mm X 77mm X 22mm
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Top Fill
  • Dual Cyclops Adjustable Airflow
  • EC NC 0.25Ω Head – EC 0.3Ω Head Included
  • Use as Sub-Ohm Tank & RTA
  • Adjustable Airflow

Pick up an Eleaf Lemo 3 RTA for around $27.00

Eleaf Lemo 3 RTA

SMOK TFV8 Sub-ohm tank

Cthulhu Mod Cthulhu V3 RTA


The Cthulhu Mod Cthulhu V3 RTA is the newest version of RTA with one of the hardest names in vaping to pronounce. Cth-UL-Hu. Quick fact Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity created by writer H. P. Lovecraft and first introduced in the short story “The Call of Cthulhu”, published in the American pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928.

Now that we know the name. Cthulhu V3 is a 26mm dual coil RTA that has one of the more interesting decks I’ve seen in a while. The V3 actually comes with two decks. A more advanced deck and a single coil deck. (Fig:1) The big deck features a unique post design with five 3mm holes four are for the coil leads and the 5th is a hole in the center of the posts for side airflow.

The airflow for the Bigger four coil deck features dual 6.5mm X 3.5mm cyclops airflow ports that are positioned directly under the coils. This helps with flavor and vapor production.

The airflow for the smaller single coil deck is much like on the original Kayfun. You have the two posts with a large 5.5mm center airflow port. Again directly under the coils to help with flavor and vapor production.

The chimney on the V3 has been improved by adding a dual stepped design. This design is supposed to help condense the flavor to give you more of it. (Fig:3)

Lastly, the tank section can hold 5ml of juice. Much like on the Lemo V3 to fill the tank you just unscrew the top part and dump in the liquid. (Fig:2)

Cthulhu V3 Specifications

  • Diameter: 26mm
  • 19.8mm Build Deck
  • Dual Block Style Posts
    • Quad 3mm Terminals
    • 3mm Diameter Terminals
    • Side Tension Design
  • Tank Capacity: 5ml
  • Adjustable Dual 6.5mm by 3mm Cyclops Air Inlets
  • 7.5mm Chimney Diameter
  • Top Fill Design
  • Material: Stainless Steel

Pick up a Cthulhu Mod Cthulhu V3 RTA for around $TBA

Cthulhu Mod Cthulhu V3 RTA

E-Pheonix Hurricane V1.3 RTA (Limited Edition)


The E-Pheonix Hurricane V1.3 RTA (Limited Edition) is not for the vaper with a lite wallet. This version is going to be an extremely limited run. Made with Ruthenium Black and Gold alongside a beautiful full Ruthenium Black finish the V1.3 is almost art.

The posts in the V1.3 are plated in 24K Gold. This obviously helps with conductivity while raising the bling factor just a bit more. The style of the posts are a classic dual column style. The tops of the posts have been flattened to help with clamping of the leads. A massive 4mm center airflow inlet sits between the two posts to help with flavor and vapor. (Fig:2)

The airflow on the V1.3 is just as amazing. Featuring a ten point adjustable airflow design. With 5 of the settings for the dual airflow option and the other five settings for the single airflow option. These range from 0.5mm to 2.5mm. (Fig:3)

The tank section on the V1.3 can hold up to 3.5ml of juice. Now to fill this tank E-Pheonix went back in time a bit and chose to go with a traditional bottom fill method. Remember with the little screws you had to take out to fill the tank. Like on the Original Kayfun.

Hurricane V1.3 Specifications

  • Diameter: 22mm
  • Tank Capacity: 3.5ml
  • Traditional Bottom Fill Design
  • 10 Airflow Adjustment Options
  • Two Piece Chimney
    • Quad 3mm X 3mm Wicking Ports
  • 24K Gold Plated Posts
  • 24K Gold Plated 510 Connection
  • 4mm Internal Air Port
  • Improved Fitment of AFC Ring

Pick up an E-Pheonix Hurricane V1.3 RTA (Limited Edition) for around $210.00

E-Pheonix Hurricane V1.3 RTA (Limited Edition)



The new BFDFT RTA BY Cloud Chasers Inc. is a massive new RTA with no posts a MASSIVE tank capacity and a sexy color design.

The BFDFT RTA is a 30mm monster. Let us just start off with, this tank will hold “10ml” of liquid. That is a massive amount of juice. The glass on the tank is even massive. Most tanks hold 4-5ml tops. You fill this liquid drinking tank via a simple unscrew to top cap and fill it up design.

The deck is where things get interesting. The BFDFT features a postless design. Meaning you have no vertical posts to connect the leads to, so what you have to do is feed your coil leads into the 3mm “post holes” located on the deck, then clamp them down via the four grub screws located around the base of the deck. (Fig:2) Because of the 30mm diameter of the RTA you now have plenty of room to build your coils.

The airflow on the BFDFT features four adjustable airflow posts, but only two are being used at any given time. You choose the ones you use depending on how much airflow you prefer.

BFDFT Specifications

  • Diameter: 30mm
  • Tank Capacity: 10ml
  • Threaded Top Fill Design
  • 2mm Thick Pyrex Tank Section
  • Postless Build Deck
    • Fits Up To 4mm Inner Diameter Coils
    • 3mm Post Holes
  • Copper 510 Pin
  • 510 Drip Tip Top Cap Adaptor

Pick up a BFDFT RTA BY CCI for around $65.00




Imagine for a moment if the moonshot RTA and the first Tornado RTA  produced a baby, well the Tornado nano RTA would be this love child. Joy listened to the feedback of the community and took the best aspect of these two tanks to produce this new tank we have today. Evolution baby.

The top cap unscrews much like the moonshot RTA. The top cap is a low profile design so you don’t have much to grip onto. But this isn’t an issue when needing to refill your tank, just grab the drip tip and turn. Then once off you can just dump the liquid into the tank. (Fig:2)

One neat feature with the Nano although this does nothing for the performance you get two color changing tank sections. One turns from black to a frosted look and the other turns from yellow to a frosted yellow color.

The deck features an interchangeable deck that allows you to use the new Chip Coil system that features chip heating elements. Or you can use the RTA deck that sports dual velocity style posts. The posts feature four 2mm diameter post holes. The leads are then held in place via the 4 side tension grub screws.(Fig:3)

The airflow on the Nano is fed by dual massive cyclops air inlets that measure 15mm by 1.5mm Air slots. These air feeds under the deck and directly below both coils and are 6mm by 3mm in Diameter.

The 510 connection is a perturbing 24K Gold plated connection making hybrid connections easier but still just as dangerous.

TORNADO NANO Specifications

  • Diameter: 24.2mm
  • Tank Capacity: 4ml
  • Threaded Top Fill Design
  • Dual Velocity Style Posts
    • Quad 2mm Diameter Terminals
    • Side/Top Tension Grub Screws
    • 18.8mm Diameter
  • Dual Adjustable Cyclops Air Inlets
    • 15mm X 1.5mm
  • Chip Coil Sub-ohm Tank Deck Options
  • Quad Wicking ports
  • 24K Gold Plated Contact
  • 24K Gold Plated 510 Connection

Pick up an IJOY TORNADO NANO RTA for around $35.00




The COIL ART MAGE is a 24mm RTA. Touted as a “Performance RTA” in a compact package. For being so small the Mage can hold 3.5ml of juice. The tank is easily filled by unscrewing the top cap and dumping the liquid into the tank. The design is almost identical to the Tornado Nano because the both share a low profile cap with the same fill post design. (Fig:1)

The deck features dual velocity style posts with four 2mm diameter terminals. The leads are then held in place by tightening the side tension grub screws. Also around the deck you have the quad wicking ports that help keep liquid flowing to the wicks even in Max VG blends.

The airflow on the MAGE is fed via four cyclops 9mm by 1mm air inlets that surround the base of the deck. The airflow is then led under the deck and out two 4mm air holes positioned inside the build chamber I.E under the coils.

The 510 connection is Gold plated to help with conductivity and corrosion. The connection does pert rude out a tiny bit but it is advised to not use the MAGE on a mod with a hybrid cap.

Mange 24mm Specifications

  • Diameter: 24mm
  • Tank Capacity: 3.5ml
  • Dual Velocity Style Posts
    • 2mm Diameter Terminals
    • Side Tightened Grub Screws
    • 15.2mm Build Deck
  • Quad 2.5mm Wicking Ports
  • Quad 9mm X 1mm Cyclops Air Inlets
  • Freely Rotating Deck
  • Construction: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Sloped Delrin Drip Tip
  • Gold Plated 510 Connection

Pick up a Coil Art Mage RTA for around $35.00

Coil Art Mage



The new OBS Crius Plus 25mm RTA is the updated version to the superb OBS Crius. OSB made a few improvements with this version. Some things are a little bigger some things a little wider and others just better.

To start off the Crius went from a 22mm Diameter to 25mm. This then made a bunch of things automatically happen. You get more juice capacity for one, going from 4.2ml to 5.8ml + on the Crius Plus 25mm. They also updated the filling port at the top of the tank widening the fill hole to 11mm by 5mm to make filling that much easier. (Fig:1)

The build deck has also been increased due to the bigger diameter. You now have 18mm worth of building space to play with. That wasn’t the only upgrade to the deck. You still have two impressive velocity posts but not the posts have bigger 2mm terminals. (Fig:2)

The airflow on the Crius 25mm has been upgraded. Going from dual 2mm by 11mm Exterior Airflow Exterior cyclops air inlets to quad 7.5mm by 2mm Exterior Airflow. This gives for an even airflow disbursement. The internal airflow has been upgraded from a 4mm by 3mm, to now dual 5.5mm by 3mm airflow. Lastly the Crius 25mm now has upper airflow adjustment just under the drip tip. You have adjustable triple 5mm by 1.5mm air inlets. (Fig:1)

CRIUS Plus 25mm Specifications

  • Diameter: 25mm
  • Tank Capacity: 5.8ml
  • Dual Velocity Post Design
    • 2mm Diameter Terminal Holes
    • 18mm Build Deck
  • Dual 5.5mm X 3mm Internal Airflow
  • Quad Adjustable 7.5mm X 2mm “Cyclops” Exterior Airflow
  • Triple 5mm X 1.5mm Top Adjustable Airflow
  • Adjustable Juice Flow Control
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • Gold Plated 510 Connection

Pick up an OBS CRIUS 25mm RTA for around $35.00


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