FrankieS's Product Reviews
Sort:
Hussar V1.5 Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
Hussar V1.5 Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer

Avatar
FrankieS
Verified

VERIFIED OWNER
  • JoinedDec 2014
  • Posts 744
  • Reviews 211
  • Kudos357
Overall   (4.2)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
Excellent Build Quality Excellent Flavor Small Profile Good Juiceflow System Adjustable airflow Very attractive Mirror Finish No Logo
CONS
For More Experienced Requires a Learning Curve Small Tank Capacity Below Par Top Fill Hard to Adjust AFC Hard to Operate JFC Limited Deck Space No Logo
Being a big fan of Hussar RTA’s I literally jumped up when I saw this gorgeous tank. I ordered a few different make SS and black colors, with extra tanks, preparing to replace at least one of my daily flavor chasers with one of these. Well, let’s just say I was not prepared for what came after: First let’s start with the good. It is very well built, with no machine smell. The build quality is very close to the original, if not equal. It is a Hussar. So, it is easy to build, and is one of the best flavor chasing tanks for all types of e-liquids. It has a beautiful mirror finish with a nicely tinted tank. And being so small, you should see it on a Stratum Zero! In terms of flavor and looks, this RTA gets the 10 score in my books. However.... where can I start? Let’s go with the obvious first. Having a small deck you are better off using smaller, thinner wires and will be very limited if you like the exotic Clapton and alien wires. The tank capacity is only 2ml and you will have to fill up quite often. There are no knurlings on this tank. On a tank with mirror finish, that could be terrible especially, if the thing is so small and already hard to handle. There isn’t even a little etched logo on the PC tank, like on Hussar “The End” to make working with juice flow a little easier. You will just have to use VG to lube the tank O-Rings and loosen the fill port plate on the top just a little to help operating the juice flow. Same goes with the airflow. The airflow ring is smooth like a baby’s bottom, and held tightly by an o-ring. So, when you tighten the tank to your mod, there’s no way to readjust it with fingers. So, adjust your airflow before attaching this RTA to your mod. The worst thing about this RTA is the fill system. The prior Hussars had a class leading Top/Side fill system that allowed you to fill the tank fully, with no trapped air whatsoever. But in V1.5, Hussar decided to remove the top/side fill system and replace it with the fill ports on the top, instead of the side. That would still be ok if they also redesigned the top cap. But they did not. So, you fill the tank to the top. Then you press down the top cap, which gets sealed immediately with an o-ring on the top, trapping all the air between the top cap and the fill ports. All the trapped air pressurizes the tank like a hairspray can!! Unless you fill the tank to the top, close the top cap and turn it UPSIDE DOWN before opening the JFC, half of your already very small tank will end up on your deck and down through your airflow! Now imagine opening the smooth, and very small JFC while holding your tank upside down on a mod! I think Hussar designed this version for cosmetic purpose. A beautiful little artwork, rather than a A bulky knurled RTA that is functional, but is nothing to look at. With all these being said, these cons are not impossible, and each have a way around them. So, after a learning curve, operating this RTA will be as easy as any. Do I recommend it? I would, but more, for more experienced builders. It is still delivers fantastic flavor, in that aspect is one of the top tanks. It is also very small, compact and stealthy for those who value such devices. I have been using one, and after a while, have gotten used to operating it just like any other tank. So, I will recommend it, as long as you pick this tank knowing the learning curve that comes with it. Recommended!
Reviewed on

Avatar
FrankieS
Verified

VERIFIED OWNER
  • JoinedDec 2014
  • Posts 744
  • Reviews 211
  • Kudos357
Overall   (5.0)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
Excellent quality Excellent Design Excellent Flavor Beautiful Looks Easy Top Fill Two Included Tank Options 3 Included Airflow Deck Options Excellent Juiceflow Design Many Included Vaping Accessories Ideal for Both MTL and DL Vaping Very Easy to Build
CONS
Has Many Parts Too Many O-Rings Low Capacity Tank Has All Logos
This tank arrived in the original looking package with all the writings, logos and markings on the box and the tank. It includes all the parts, accessories and options that come with the authentic tank, including the "Junior " tank option, and an authentic looking users manual. The tank itself has excellent build quality and is completely clean. The deck is very easy to build with large and flat screws, that trap small to larger coils, and 3 airflow deck post options: from a 1.6mm MTL Vaper's airflow to a 5mm direct lung inhaler, apparently all gold plated. I don't think the plating is thick enough to last very long, otherwise the price would be much higher than what it is. So, if dismantled and taken apart a lot, I won't be surprised to see fading of this gold plating at some point. With this package, you're really receiving a base with 3 deck and two tank options. In fact, there's so much in this box that it's nearly bursting, which makes it an amazingly low priced package considering such high manufacturing quality and fit and finish. This tank, as with the earlier Hurricane and Taifun models, provides fantastic flavor and a good amount of vapor. It can be disassembled to many small parts for cleaning and maintenance. However, watch as this tank uses entirely too many o-rings to seal its many parts. So be careful you don't miss an o-ring when reassembling, otherwise you may notice the leak too late! That is why I suggest checking the Included manual, watching a tutorial video or marking the location of each ring before disassembly for cleaning and maintenance. Fortunately there's an abundance of o-rings(also seals and screws) Included in the box, in case you loose or tear one. There are very little cons here. Another real concern I found is a 2.5ml capacity, which is low considering the size of this tank. Overall, as with many other European designed tanks: (like another also Swiss Squape XDream tank), this tank provides easy build, maintenance, excellent flavor and vapor quality. And this specific sku with its exceptional quality, is an excellent copy of the authentic. Highly recommended.
Reviewed on

Avatar
FrankieS
Verified

VERIFIED OWNER
  • JoinedDec 2014
  • Posts 744
  • Reviews 211
  • Kudos357
Overall   (5.0)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
Excellent Build Quality Excellent JFC Good AFC Large Capacity Tank Light Weight Easy Top Fill Good Extras Package
CONS
No Single Coil Deck Tight Dual Coil Deck
Hussar is in the similar class as Kayfun v5, Squape XDream and Rose v2. In terms of delivered flavor, build quality and vapor volume, it's pretty similar too. I find the design of JFC impressive, and effective in supplying the ejuice to the 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 extras package. The AFC and JFC work flawlessly and very effectively. The only complaint here is, out of two choices of single and dual coil decks, the clone manufacturer decided to include the very tight and difficult (for less experienced builders) to build dual coil version with no option available to purchase the single coil. There's a lot going on with the extra airflow pole on the deck, that's why everything is built small and packed very tightly in the dual coil deck. Unfortunately, I did not find any option to purchase a single coil deck anywhere, at the time of this review. Don't get me wrong. This tank is well worth the price. The flavor it delivers is excellent, and borders "fantastic" in terms of quality 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.
Reviewed on
Replacement Rebuildable RBA Coil Head for Atlantis Clearomizer
Replacement Rebuildable RBA Coil Head for Atlantis Clearomizer

Avatar
FrankieS
Verified

VERIFIED OWNER
  • JoinedDec 2014
  • Posts 744
  • Reviews 211
  • Kudos357
Overall   (4.5)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
Excellent Build Quality Average Design Quality Easy to Build
CONS
Deck Does not Align With Holes Has Both Holes and Juice Channels .
Considering the popularity of Atlantis tank and Atlantis coils,in many other tanks, this is a much needed option for any fan who wants to cut costs of buying coils. It is the perfect size, shape and design as the original coil, and will fit any tank that uses the original. It is based on an excellent design idea. The problem is, they must've given the design sheets to a drunk designer!!! Strangely, cotton holes are aligned with the deck screws!!! So, I had to use an O-Ring to stop the cover earlier, and in the middle of the deck. As if this one wasn't bad enough, the designer couldn't decide between the juice holes and channels, so, he designed both. This may not sound like a big deal, but it leaves a very small single coil deck with a lot of juice intake holes. My advice is jam a lot of cotton on the sides to block the juice, and stop any possible flood. Still, I find the RBA head so useful, that I'm only deducting a couple of stars and still recommend it, as long as you have enough knowledge and experience to work around such cons.
Reviewed on

Avatar
FrankieS
Verified

VERIFIED OWNER
  • JoinedDec 2014
  • Posts 744
  • Reviews 211
  • Kudos357
Overall   (4.5)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
Excellent JFC Excellent Flavor Excellent Top Fill Design Nice Design Attractive Looks Easy to Build Parts Compatibility Anodized Color Matching Drip Tip No Logo
CONS
Not the Best Build Quality Arrived with Defective Deck Not Ideal for Bigger Builds No AFC No Logo
In terms of class, design, style of vaping and build quality, I would put Hussar “The End” RTA in the same class as Kayfun v5, Taifun GT4 and Tripod. It is a very attractive looking and functional 22mm tank, especially in black.The two big design scores of this RTA are the JFC system which is very innovative and impressive, and a top/side fill system, which Leaves no air trapped and compressed in the tank after each refill. You can literally fill the tank, so there is no air left in it. It is designed so there is no pressurized e-liquid flooding the deck and the RTA, when the JFC is opened after a refill. Another big pro to mention is: this RTA shares a lot of parts with older and similar models, such as chimneys, fill ports, top caps, tanks and decks. There are some disadvantages to this RTA too: it is really not designed for mouth to lung Vapers. Unfortunately, the lack of an AFC system, limits the use of this RTA to the restricted direct lung Vapers, Another thing to consider is: with a small deck design, there isn’t a lot of room for large complex clapton and alien wires. But if you wrap your coil with a 26-28 awg wire on 2.5-3mm core, you'll be rewarded with an exceptional flavor and vapor quality. With those said, my tank was delivered with a problem. It arrived with a deck that had a loose positive screw that wouldn’t tighten. I opened a ticket and FastTech, like always, was kind enough to send me a replacement deck. I do understand this may not be happening with all the delivered tanks. But, it is still an indication that this tank is in need of quality improvement. Overall, this tank is well worth the price. The vapor it delivers is great in terms of quality, quantity and intensity. If the loose deck screw I received with my RTA is a sign of low build quality, I can not give a big recommendation. However, I’d like to think my tank was a rare case of a defective exception. If that is so, and with FastTech’s excellent defective parts replacement policy, I will highly recommended this tank for restricted DL Flavor and vapor chasers. Easily one of the best.
Reviewed on