CoilART Mage GTA Review
I will share my impression of a regular single-spiral tank, the second version of the famous MAGE- Mage GTA from CoilART. Compared with the first version, only the dimensions (diameter 24mm, length 44mm) and volume - the same 3.5ml have not changed.
The CoilART Mage GTA has two colors for option - black and steel. Black frosted version is beautiful and better for a black mod. Now let's go to the tank atomizer.
The tank comes in box
Which is under the cardboard label
Inside in the foam is the whole set
- One Coil Art Mage 24mm GTA
- Spare Glass Tank Section
- Spare O-Ring and Screws Pack
- One Phillips Screwdriver
- User Manual
There are black version and steel version on the photo.
Let's see what's inside the Mage GTA: the upper part is unscrewed from the base, releasing the glass. The tank consists of only four parts which is very convenient to wash and maintain. The construction is seen as below (the glass was removed)
Consider the database in more detail: the bottom print with model and Logo of CoilART, as well as a pin, which is kind of made for a cross-head screwdriver.
Racks like the serpent and the spiral is clamped with a bolt in the slot.
On the base there is a ring of air adjustment with stoppers (open / closed), rotates with moderate effort, 100% randomly will not turn out, as well as three air inlet slots.
The insulator is ceramic, recessed deeply; there is no load on it, which means it will not burst.
You can see the parameter of the base in the photo below.
Pin is twisted, but I would not call it adjustable, because it can be rotated very freely, if not tightened. Almost anyone will need to adjust it, since it protrudes quite strongly from the connector - by 1 mm (this is in a tightened state).
Accurate measurements on the photo:
The base is conical, they say that it will affect the taste, but I'm not inclined to believe it, but that is aesthetically more beautiful.
The deck is tightly connected to the top of the tank. With wide filling slots, refilling is perfect.
On the chamber there is a carving with an O-ring, but it is wound with a delrin cap combined with a drip-tip. The lid on one side is flat and falls on the black O-ring, and where the thread is on a small transparent one. At the same time, nothing is squeezed out of the slit (if not to drain over the edge), so when refueling the tank is absolutely dry.
Drip-tip is wide but it turned out to be quite convenient, and the idea to combine it with the lid allowed to win precious millimeters of height.
However, there are also disadvantages here: a wide drip-tip lost pure taste. To reveal the taste on the device it is necessary to put powerful airflow accordingly to raise the power to rabid values. Not everyone likes this. But the solution for this problem is basic: put another lid with a hole under the 510 dripper for the kit. And the user himself will choose what he likes.
We will put porn again from the set of CoilART
Well, to say – the coils should be heated at a power of about 80W, and then, after releasing the button, another three seconds to pull. A lot of steam, moderately hot, but little taste. Very large inertia, not for me is shorter.
To put a thin spiral (1x0.4 for example) is also not suitable. I decided to make a pigtail from the stainless steel on 20.4, that's what happened.
Now I'll tell you how to lay cotton. In fact, it is easier.
Then we cut it out so that the cotton reaches the bottom of the tank. Since I missed a bit (I cut it too short), I applied one trick: I moved two halves of cotton relative to each other (seen in the photo). At the same time, the tips became thinner, but it's not scary, the thick ones would still have to be slightly trimmed, otherwise a too thick tourniquet will block the flow.
Then we moisten the cotton, lay it in channels and bend the tips to the center (to the rack) so that they do not fall under the glass and on the thread of the base.
Here on this spiral the tank got hooked. The steam is saturated, tasty, not hot (moderately warm), about the same as on a double-spiral tank with spirals 1x0.4. Well, since the stainless steel was used, the thermocontrol worked perfectly.
The peculiarity of the tank is that there is a space between the base and the bottom, and a very small distance between the glass and the dome. This space forms a small capacity, which protects against sharp overflows. However, a small distance between the glass and the dome prevents the passage of thick slurry. For example, 50/50 at room temperature comes in normally, but in the cold, problems begin. But then it saves the capacity under the base, it is enough for one "prepare", and then the liquid is slowly accumulated there.
I mentioned above about the inconvenience of refilling - and so, because of the narrow cracks, it is necessary to pour very slowly, so that the liquid fill the bottom, not pouring over the top. Well, no matter how I think this is a drawback, just a feature.
Okay, let's see how it sits on the mods
Guys from CoilART fellows that have chosen the diameter of all their 24mm.
To begin with, I will tell you the pros and cons.
- Excellent quality
- Compact overall dimensions
- Attractive design
- Not a bad taste, it's not enough for drippers, but it's good for a tank
- Convenience for DIY
- Normal price
-Lid is combined with a dripper.
What else to say, the tank is pretty good. I test CoilART Mage at least for 4 days of steaming constantly, there is no problems, except for the constant pouring of the slurry. So for a change, you can buy CoilART Mage GTA Tank Atomizer.