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PROS
Excellent Design Excellent Build Quality Excellent Juice Flow Design Great Flavor Great Airflow Control Design Clean Out of Box Included Single and Dual Coil Decks Roomy Decks Extra Included Drip Tip Large Extras Package Extra Glass Tank Removable Anti-Spit Back
CONS
Low Tank Capacity Tends to Leak if Overfilled Anti-Spit Back Muffles Flavor Airflow to Open for MTL
This attractive little Tank totally deserves the Goblin V3 title as most cons in the previous two models have been addressed and almost completely removed. It's small, very well designed, and completely clean out of the box. The airflow control works very well, although not fully satisfying the MTL vapers, in my opinion. The juiceflow control works very well and tends to close when the tank is being removed, which could be very helpful. Both single and Dual Coil Decks, with ample build room, are included and are very easy to install and secure. There's an included removable anti-spit back option which could be very useful with bigger builds, Clapton coils, and other longer to heat builds, but tends to mute the flavor a little. There are also two included drip tips in the package. There are a few cons, but most are really subjective: the tank capacity is small, but that's why it's called mini, there's a extension add-on available for purchase. As helpful as the anti-spitback is, it does muffle the flavor. This tank is really a flavor chaser, it does make decent vapor, but not enough for competitions. Being a flavor chaser, I found the airflow control a little too loose for MTL vaping and prefer to take direct lung hits with it. And the last con is, by design, the top filling system tends to trap air in the tank. So, if it is overfilled, compressed air tends to push the juice into the chamber and cause a minor leak. Of course, to prevent a leak, you can do the following: fill the tank, close the top, turn the tank upside down, then open the juice flow control, to allow air to escape through juice flow holes. Overall, this attractive tank is an excellent compact choice with very little to complain about. It is a great choice to add to a stealthy and compact mod, and make an excellent pocket Vaper. Highly recommended.
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PROS
Excellent Build Quality Excellent Design Great JFC System Wide AFC Setting Range Large Capacity Tank Lightweight Very Easy Top Fill Extra Tank and Good Size Spares Package
CONS
No Included Single Coil Deck Tight Build Space Messy Refill Process/Must Clean After Filling
In terms of class, design, style of vaping and build quality, I would put the Hussar RTA tank in the same class as Kayfun v5, Squape XDream and Hurricane v2. It is a very lightweight RTA and has a large capacity tank for a 22mm model. I find the design of JFC very innovative and impressive: It is very effective in supplying the ejuice to the wicks. But unlike most juice controls, after each refill, you don't get air compressed in the tank to push too much juice into your wicks. In terms of the quality of this specific clone: the quality is excellent and comparable to the original. Threads are good and there was no smell of oil present at the time of delivery. There is an extra tank in the nicely stocked extras package. The AFC and JFC work flawlessly and very effectively. AFC works so well, this tank can be used very well by both MTL and DL vapers. The only complaint here is: the authentic tank is sold with single and dual coil deck options, but the clone manufacturers decided to include only the dual coil deck with this RTA. At the time of this review, I have seen a few suppliers carry the single coil deck, but nothing in the retail market with reasonable order quantities and free or low shipping changes. Much like the Vaporesso Gemini RTA, the Included dual coil deck has a miniature airflow pole in the middle of the deck to supply air to the center of coils, that's why everything is built small and packed very tightly in this deck. It will not be a challenge for an experienced builder that's used to the tight spaces in the 22mm RTA decks. However, being spoiled with the recent 24-26mm tanks and the huge workspaces on their decks, you may need to remind yourself of the earlier days and builds. Wrap your microcoils tightly with a 28awg wire on 2-2.5mm cores and keep them close to the center, and you'll be rewarded with an exceptional flavor and vapor volume, very few 22mm premium tanks can rival. This tank is well worth the price. The vapor it delivers is fantastic in terms of quality, quantity and intensity. The airflow is very well designed, so while delivering lots of flavor, it allows for a ton of vapor. The AFC is good enough for both MTL and DL vaping. Highly recommended for both Flavor and vapor chasers, and easily one of the best 22mm tanks in the market.
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Excellent Build Quality Excellent Design Excellent Top AFC Design Fantastic Flavor Lots of Dense Vapor Top Fill Large Versatile Velocity Style Build Deck Very Very Easy to Build Leak Resistant Design Best Suited for Both DL and MTL Vaping
CONS
Works Best with High Wattage Likely to Have Spit Back Difficult to Configure
In a market where everyday there are a few tanks that hit the market, it's very hard to find one that stands way above others. I thought the original OBS Engine was one of the best I'd seen this year. Well, one of the best tanks of this year got even better! Let's start from the beginning: This RTA is packaged very nicely and has the necessary glass tank spare and a lot of extra goodies. The design and build quality of this RTA is fantastic and rivals the European made tanks. There's absolutely no trace of machine oil, grease smell or manufacturing junk. Even though the Engine Mini is the smaller 23mm model of the OBS Engine line, in my opinion, it performs better than its larger 25mm brother. The velocity style build deck of this tank is a dream to work on: there's plenty of room for any type of coil: from the most simple to the ultra complex and sophisticated Clapton and Alien coils. However, unlike its bigger brother, I found(for me), the smaller, simpler stainless steel or kanthal coils work best(and in lower wattages), than the big complex coils. This helps keep the vapor temperature more comfortable, while contributing to better battery life. The AFC in this tank is perfect, and covers from wide open, to closed range: at wide open, with dual coils at work, expect a huge, dense amounts of vapor, and at nearly closed setting, with lighter, smaller coils, it's a very functional MTL tank. This amazing top airflow limits floods and leaks, and brings out intense and detailed fruity and creamy flavor tones, while cooling the vapor and the tank itself. I find the smaller size, enhances the already amazing flavor of the original OBS Engine. In my humble opinion, to date, this by far is the best tank design to come from a Chinese manufacturer. There are a few very subjective cons, and depending on style of vaping, some can actually be considered as pros: Having a short chimney, two potentially large coils and running this tank in higher power ranges results hotter vapor than a lot of people prefer. The Engine Mini requires a bit of work to find the sweet spot where the power is enough to get you all the vapor you want and all the intense flavors you need, while keeping everything between your mod and your mouth cool. Even though it's a very easy tank to build, there's a delicate line between making the perfect flavorful vapor; vs a lot of pop, crackles and wet Spit Back hitting the mouth. The last con is Engine Mini's requirement for lots of power: I do recommend the use of a high power 60 watt plus mod that preferably takes more than one high output 18650 battery to let you vape for a reasonably long time. As you can see, all these cons are subjective and some are due to the vaping style. In my humble opinion, this tank is one of the best I've used in my 3 years of vaping, one of the top 2 tanks of 2016(Kayfun v5 , OBS Engine Mini)) and the best original tank from China. I would give it more than 5 stars, if I could. Highly recommended.
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PROS
Excellent Build Quality Excellent Anodized Color Excellent Conductivity Kayfun Quality Flavor Has Spit Back Mesh Includes Accessories
CONS
One Too Many Mesh! Lack of Logo/Turn Marker Short adjustable 510 Screw
This is a lovely tank. I'm sure if Svomesto ever decided to make a black Kayfun v5, the Quality would be very similar to this one. It is built very well, and has the things you would expect from a high quality tank. Aside from the color, I could only spot 3 differences between this and the original: lack of logo, presence of spitback Mesh, and a slightly different(shorter) adjustable 510 screw. Being so good a tank, there are still a few cons: First, having a short adjustable 510 Screw, it has non consistent contact with the 510 connection of some mods and needs fine tuning to work properly. I love the spitback Mesh inside the chimney and driptip. But 2 are one two many and when they both get wet, they block the airflow. So, I removed the Mesh inside the driptip, the airflow now works beautifully as long as I clean up once a day(which I already do). The last con is: the lack of a logo or really a turn marker on the chimney, makes adjusting the liquid control a bit of a guesswork. Over all, an excellent tank and highly recommended!
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PROS
Built Like a Tank Great Design Excellent Build Quality Excellent Flavor Excellent Top Fill Excellent DTL Tank Excellent JFC Great, Fine Tunable AFC Plenty of Deck Room Tons of Vapor Easy to Build Easy to Take Apart Logos
CONS
Inelegant Rugged Build Very Heavy Not for MTL Vaping AFC Ring Can Get Stuck Tends to leak When Tilted Odd DripTip?! Logos
In the world of vaping, Taifun has been one of the top names, since the beginning, just like the other well known German RTA manufacturer, Kayfun. GT4 is one of Taifun‘s most famous RTA’s. It is a very heavy monster, built with a thick stainless steel shield covering its large 5ml glass tank. As heavy as the shield is, it is built with windows to monitor the eLiquid level. GT4’s deck is easy to build, with a lot of room to accommodate coils with different sizes and wire types. It has two large eLiquid reservoirs and 6 small airflow holes that can be blocked or uncovered selectively by the AFC ring position, to fine tune the angle air hits the coil. The juiceflow system is also very well designed and simple as expected from a leading high end vaping manufacturer with years of experience. The result of designing and making such an amazing RTA is tons of warm, deliciously flavored vapor regardless of the type of your eLiquid. There are a few things I don’t like about this amazing RTA: First, it is really rugged and rough. Not that it is bad, but it is lacking attractive design and elegance. Second, with all the steel used in GT4, it is very heavy. As a matter of fact, it is heavier than a few single battery mods I own, with the battery inside! Another con is, the AFC ring, which by the way has has no stoppers, goes right to the edge of the RTA bottom. So, when tightening the RTA to the mod, the ring locks against the mod and can’t be moved. So, you will have to adjust your airflow before tightening the tank to your mod. Another thing to consider is, the eLiquid reservoirs are so large that if the RTA is tilted for extended periods of time, eLiquid tends to seep into the AFC intake area and leak out. And finally, when I received my GT4, it had a light smell of machine oil, which was removed with a good wash I give to all the new tanks I own, as you should. One “not really a con” worth mentioning, is the not so attractive driptip it comes with. I don’t call it a con, as you can replace it with your own. GT4 is an amazing flavor chasing RTA with tons of vapor for direct to lung Vapers. If you are a DTL vaper and can look past it’s few cons, it will make a great addition to your vaping equipment... and regardless of how many times you drop it, probably outlive them all :-) One of my all time favorites and highly recommended!!!
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