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Overall   (3.5)
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Air flow control Drip Tip
CONS
Scuffs and speckles
This is the 2nd Plume Clone I've owned so far. The first one came from Fleabay and was returned within 1 day because of stripped threading in the negative posts. This one, thankfully, has good threading in both the negative posts and the center T-post. It also has a pretty good overall fit. The top cap fits on just tight enough but not too tight. The center tube also fits the deck nicely. The gold plated deck, both inside the deck and under the deck, have speckles all over. Almost like the gold plating was poorly sprayed onto the decking and either didn't dry properly or was sprayed over a dirty surface. It doesn't effect performance at all but just looks cheap. There are also machining marks all over the center T-post and a couple of minor scruffs on the outside of the center tube. Nothing severe but noticeable. If you are picky about that type of thing, well, it might bother you. It's important to remember these are clones and they are priced well below the authentic version so adjust your expectations accordingly. Most importantly, IMO, it does produce a really nice vape. It hasn't blown me away yet but I'm still trying different builds. I think this RDA has received so much hype that it might be having a hard time living up to it's glory. So far, I grab my Quasar, Vulcan,. CLT or Magma before I reach for this one. But that can always change. Should you buy one? If you're ok with some scuffs or poor machining marks then yes, give it a go. If you're super picky and want your stuff to be perfect, no. But like I said before, if you're super picky you probably shouldn't be buying clones in the first place.
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Overall   (4.7)
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LED Light Comfortable Lens selection
CONS
Lens size
I have fairly poor vision and have been looking for a good solution to help me see better when building my RDA's. This head band magnifier has really made a huge difference for me. The LED light is just bright enough to illuminate the RDA and that makes a huge difference. It comes with a nice selection of varying strength magnifiers that can be stacked for stronger magnification. Just keep in mind, the stronger the magnification the closer the focal length is. It's been comfortable to wear. The LED light doesn't use much battery power. The lens can be adjusted quite a bit to suite a wide range of viewing angles. The only improvement I would make to this setup would be to make the lenses larger. I find myself constantly moving the head band lower and lower in order to get a more comfortable viewing angle. Other then that, it's really a great, hands free, magnifier. If you have poor vision or just want to enlarge small objects this is a great buy.
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Overall   (4.5)
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Looks fantastic Great build quality
CONS
Air hole alignment can be tricky
So, I purchased this RDA admittedly based on its looks. In my opinion it's one of the most stylish toppers out there to date. Tesla didn't just make another cookie cutter RDA so I have to give them props for design. It really does look fantastic in person and it's the nicest looking RDA I have matched with my Stingray X. As far as flavor and plumage goes it's good. Not great. Middle of the road is where I would place it. I think with some experimentation of builds it could get better, a lot better. The post holes line up nicely, post screws are super smooth. The fit of the out sleeve on the deck is perfect. The fit of the copper top onto the inner sleeve is perfect as well. The biggest downside is the design of the inner sleeve that screws onto the bottom deck. Once screwed down all of the way, the air holes don'e always line up properly. This can be remedied by turning the inner sleeve a bit in order to adjust alignment. Doing this does loosen up the inner sleeve which may cause it to turn a bit while inserting your drip tip, etc. Overall, a big winner on looks and a runner up on taste/plumage.
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Overall   (4.0)
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Unique style Fast battery change
CONS
Poor quality spring Higher then usual voltage drop Not too comfortable to hold
So, overall I do like this mod. I like it's unique design and the way battery changes are setup. Quick and simple, turn the tension ring, slide the tube up. Replace battery, done. The spring is pretty flimsy and is probably something you will want to upgrade right away if you have concerns over voltage drop. I upgraded with a home made copper spring and it help quite a bit. The button was actually pretty smooth. It helped to lubricate the switch a bit. It's really not that comfortable to hold, especially in 18650 mode. I find it to be well suited for 18500 or 18350. I can't compare to the other ELA for sale on FT but I can say this one has many good features and is pretty well built. I haven't had any issues with auto firing, shorting out or anything like that. I feel like it's a perfectly safe mod as long as you know the fundamentals of mechanical mods. I would say go for it if you like the looks but don't expect super performance from it.
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Overall   (5.0)
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Quality Fit and finish Flavor Price
CONS
None
Out of the 4 Quasar clones I own this one does everything right. Fit and finish are excellent. Large post holes, easy to build. Flavor is excellent. My copper Quasar is a close second but this black one is special. An easy buy for the price.
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