Wotofo STNG MTL RDA is a 22mm single-coil RDA, with bottom airflow and teardrop airflow adjustment, designed in conjunction with the Russian review Uncle Stas.
What do you get on package?
1 x STNG MTL RDA
1 x dual core fused clapton coil (Ni80 30G*2+38G – 0.8ohm)
1 x single-strand coil (Ni80 28G – 1.2ohm)
1 x user manual
1 x extra 510 drip-tip
1 x cotton
Accessories (o-rings, spare springs, squonk-pin, etc)
First Impressions of STNG MTL RDA :
It comes in the standard Wotofo packaging, with plenty of goodies inside – I usually enjoy Wotofo’s coils, so it was slightly disappointing to only get one of each coil included. The included drip tips are both a similar design, of course it comes down to personal preference, but I really like this style of drip-tip on small atomizers, I tend to put this type of tip on all of my restricted DTL and MTL atomizers.
How is to build on?
Unlike most RDAs I’ve built on recently, the STNG doesn’t have a notch for a coiling-rod. It’s not that I always follow the recommended coil height, but the notch really helps me hold the rod in place while I tighten the screws.
The clamps are spring-loaded and allow for both clockwise and anti-clockwise wrapped coils.
There’s not much to say about building on this RDA – it’s quite literally a 60 second build process – secure the coil, center it, clip the excess wire, dry burn, wick and you’re done.
How does it vape?
The first build I tried is what I currently put in all of my MTL/restricted DTL atomizers – 28g Fused Clapton at about 0.25ohms – my ideal vape is (very) restricted DTL and this coil usually performs really well – but it didn’t in the STNG, even wide open there isn’t enough airflow and it became obvious that this wasn’t going to work as a restricted DTL RDA.
So, I went with the fused clapton that came in the box instead and had far better results, with the airflow cut down about 50% and vaping at 18.5w, it gives a smooth draw, with a nice hit and great flavor, fully open at 25w it gives similar flavor. Fully open it’s a loose MTL draw, but nowhere near as open as something like a Galaxies RDA or RDTA.
The airflow is a teardrop design, which allows for precise adjustments. Airflow adjustment wasn’t perfect initially, but give it a few ml of juice and it becomes very smooth and nice to use. No swappable airflow plugs, no internal airflow adjustment – it’s all very simple and effective.
You can drip on it, obviously you’re not going to drip down the 3mm bore drip-tip, but there is no reason why you couldn’t just remove the top-cap and drip, however, squonking is where it really shines. Even with bottom airflow, you can fill the deck with juice and it very rarely leaks, if it does start to leak you just see one little drop appear on the airflow hole giving you ample time to vape on it and clear that drop.
Pros Of STNG MTL RDA :
- 60 second build
- Great MTL flavor
- Leak resistant
- Smooth airflow
Cons Of STNG MTL RDA
- No coiling-rod notch
- Only one of each coil
- Not as flexible as other MTL atomizers
I came into this looking for an MTL RDA that I could open up and use as a very restricted DTL RDA, but ended up with a really nice MTL experience.
This has immediately become one of my top five atomizers and will be used on a daily basis for a long time to come.