The Vandy Vape Kylin Mini V2 RTA from Vandy Vape is the follow up to the original Kylin Mini RTA. It is a single coil RTA, but Vandy Vape has changed to a top air flow this time around. Where the original had a half-pipe style deck that supplied air flow to the coil from 180 degrees, the V2 has a prolonged half-pipe deck which claims to hit the coil with air from 270 degrees.
The looks have also been altered, with bevels contributed to the leading cap, airflow control ring and base, offering the V2 a more chunky appearance compared with the initial.
Let’s take a look at the Kylin Mini V2 RTA.
1 x Kylin Mini V2 RTA (Bubble Glass Pre-installed).
1 x Coil Lead Guide (Coil Leg Tool).
1 x Straight Glass.
1 x Merged Clapton Coil 0.3 ohm.
1 x Spare Parts Bag (o-rings, grub screws, 510 drip tip adapter).
Size: 24.5 mm at base.
Height: 46mm including drip pointer.
Capacity: 3ml with straight glass/ 5ml with bubble glass.
Postless construct deck.
Honeycomb leading airflow.
270 degree air flow striking coil.
Design & Build Quality
The Kylin Mini V2 RTA has a 24.5 mm size at the base and stands at 46mm high from the base to the top of the consisted of 810 delrin drip suggestion.
I received the stainless steel variation. It is also available in matte black, frosted grey, weapon gold, metal and rainbow.
On the base it has an extending, fixed, gold plated 510 pin.
The airflow control ring has a honeycomb design airflow on both sides in 3 rows of 7. When completely open and totally closed, the AFC has difficult stops. It likewise has some knurling style to help with grip when adjusting the air flow. The AFC has a nice resistance to it when changing the air flow.
The leading cap likewise has a knurling design for grip and it is unscrewed to reveal the fill ports.
The two fill ports are large and sit in a deep recessed trough. I had no problem filling the tank even with a very chunky nozzle.
The Kylin Mini V2 RTA has a choice of two glass tanks. The bubble tank will foffer a 5ml liquid capacity and the straight glass offers a 3ml capacity.
The inner chamber is domed and on the outside of the chamber it has the branding ‘Kylin Mini II’.
Overall, there is nothing to complain about with the construct quality of the Kylin Mini V2 RTA. It does look much better with the straight glass in my viewpoint, but you get the alternative of either a bubble or straight glass, so it’s all down to what you prefer.
The stand apart feature of the build deck is the ‘prolonged half-pipe’, which is U shaped and has honeycomb airflow holes at the sides and all the way underneath. Your coil will being in the middle of the U formed deck and air will hit the coil from both sides and below; Vandy Vape states air is striking the coil from 270 degrees.
It is a postless deck, so your coil leads requirement to be trimmed prior to placing the coil. The positioning of the coil lead holes also indicates your coil needs to be covered counter-clockwise for the coil legs to be dropping down directly. You can wrap clockwise, however it means you’ll have to twist your coil to align it, leading to the coil leads bending at a diagonal. It’s no problem; I wrap all my coils clockwise, so I simply straightened the coil and had the coil legs at a diagonal angle instead of rewrapping counter-clockwise. Simply believed I ‘d discuss this, however.
The grub screws for tightening up down your coil legs are Allen headed screws and lie on the outside of the half-pipe deck, one on each side. If you choose to utilize those, the spare grub screws offered are flat head.
How to build on the Kylin Mini V2 RTA
The reason for this is that the coil requires to sit high on the deck so the air that strikes the coil from the side does in fact hit the coil. If your coil is sitting too low, the air will just pass directly over the coil and give you soft flavor.
So firstly you will trim your coil results in 7mm. Unscrew the grub screws on either side of the deck and location your coil legs into the holes, finally tightening up the grub screws. You ought to see that the top of the coil is practically lined up with the top of the half-pipe deck.
You can then correct your coil so it is sitting in the middle of the deck and dry fire your coil to remove any hot spots.
After threading your cotton through the coil, you can cut the tails to length and thin them out to your liking. Personally, I do not have them going to the bottom of the deck, where there is a little ledge. I cut them about one millimeter above the ledge so that juice can survive the wicking holes without the cotton choking it off.
You will see there are no slots for your wick tails to be tucked into. Your wick tails will require to be moistened with a bit of juice initially, then you can gently place the wick against the wall of the deck. You do not want to crush the wick into place; simply gently position it where you want it.
Finally, you want to position the deck into the bell chamber. If you line up the wick with the wicking holes the deck will lock into place and you can then screw the base on.
I have actually seen it pointed out that you need to loosen the deck off your mod to screw the tank back together, due to the deck spinning freely. In all sincerity, this is not the case. I leave the deck on my mod, turn my mod upside down, line up the wick and wicking ports, press them together, then turn my mod to screw the base onto the remainder of the tank.
The first thing I discovered with the Kylin Mini V2 RTA is how smooth the air flow is. The honeycomb air flow intake on the airflow control ring actually smooths the air flow, no turbulence at all.
It is quite airy when the airflow is totally open, I found closing it down midway was more where I delight in to vape. It does offer a semi-restricted vape if you close it down to one column of air holes.
I set up a merged clapton coil and the flavor is actually great from the Kylin Mini V2 RTA. Personally I do not think much air is hitting the coil from the bottom. Due to it being leading air flow, when you breathe in the air is going to be taking the shortest route to your mouth, which is the side holes on the deck.
No matter how unimportant I think the bottom air holes on the deck are, it does not take away from the Kylin Mini V2 RTA having a really great taste. It does, however, suggest that it is essential to have your coil up high, so stick to the 7mm coil leg length that Vandy Vape suggests.
To check this out, I did put a coil down lower on the deck and the flavor was very muted, which is why I do not believe the bottom air flow holes contribute much in the general flavor.
In general, the Kylin Mini V2 is a very good single coil RTA. I’ve delighted in utilizing it on a single 21700 mod, where a construct of 0.32 ohms has actually been lasting me throughout the day on a single battery, with terrific flavor.
The air flow is actually smooth, the deck is easy to build on (make sure you stick to the 7mm coil leg length for ideal flavor) and the build quality is excellent too.
Likewise filling the tank is truly simple, even with chunky nozzles, due to the deep trough that the filling ports being in.
Initially I believed the positioning of the holes for your coil legs was going to be a problem, being placed for a counter-clockwise coil, but due to the long length that you are cutting the coil legs, it does not make any distinction. You can just correct the alignment of the coil into location after tightening up the screws, which changes the legs just fine.
I can’t truly find anything to complain about with the Kylin Mini V2. It fits the function perfectly if you’re looking for a single coil RTA that’s simple to build on and offers great flavor.
Where the original had a half-pipe style deck that offered airflow to the coil from 180 degrees, the V2 has a prolonged half-pipe deck which claims to hit the coil with air from 270 degrees.
It is a postless deck, so your coil leads need to be cut before inserting the coil. The positioning of the coil lead holes likewise indicates your coil needs to be covered counter-clockwise for the coil legs to be dropping down directly. It’s no issue; I wrap all my coils clockwise, so I simply corrected the alignment of the coil and had the coil legs at a diagonal angle rather of rewrapping counter-clockwise. The factor for this is that the coil requires to sit high on the deck so the air that strikes the coil from the side does in fact struck the coil.