Fitcloud Condor RDA Review

Fitcloud Condor RDA Review

Fitcloud Condor RDA

The Fitcloud Condor RDA is a very flavorful RDA especially at its price point. The build quality on it is okay and the airflow options are plentiful. Click the Buy Now button to get this great price.

$19.99

First Impression Out Of The Box:

The Condor RDA by Fitcloud comes in a box with a cardboard sleeve over it. Pull the box out of the sleeve, take the top of the box off and you will see your RDA inside a foam insert that has a velvet sort of feel to it. Right below the RDA is a bag of spares and this is where you will find your traditional squonking pin. Please take note that this RDA comes pre-installed with a squonking pin. Even though it doesn’t say that clearly on the box.

My first impression when I saw this RDA is it looks like a budget RDA. There’s nothing that really jumps out at you or screams quality. The deck is kind of unique and they did make a couple of tweaks that I will get into later on in the review.

What’s In The box:

  • 1 * Condor RDA ( Squonk Pin Pre-installed)
  • 1 * Extra ordinary pin
  • 1 * Screw driver
  • 2 * Screws
  • 1 * Japanese Organic Cotton
  • Several spare o’rings

Fitcloud Condor RDA Review

From Top To Bottom:

The Condor comes with a Goon style or 810 style drip tip. It is a wide bore chuff cap style but it is on the tall side. It’s not one of those low profile ones that you burn your lips on. So far, I have to say that I really like it. I find it to be very comfortable and I have enjoyed vaping on it. The drip tip itself is not as snug as I would like to be when it is installed. Even some of my aftermarket Goon drip tips fit a little loosely. Some of them do fit tighter than others but I think the tolerance on the stock drip dip could have been a bit better.

Fitcloud Condor RDA Review

The Condor has a one piece top cap/barrel. Airflow on this RDA is derived from two sources. The first one is on the barrel and it is a side airflow. Near the bottom of the barrel, there are 7 air holes on each side. This is your side air flow and it is fully adjustable. You can run it with zero air holes open or all 7, as well as anywhere in between. It’s got a really nice airflow range. Just beneath the air holes on the Condor, there is some branding. On one side, it says Fitcloud and on the other side, it says Condor. The branding actually serves as a guide for your AFC. If you put all the AFC holes in the middle of the branding, then your side airflow is wide open.

Fitcloud Condor RDA Review

The interior of the cap really doesn’t have a conical design to it. It is more of a straight up design with much of curvature on the interior. Also located on the interior of the top cap is a notch that locks the barrel down. This is a nice feature, especially because the side airflow is adjustable. It makes sure that while you are adjusting the side airflow, your top caps stays in place. I really wish more manufacturers would add this feature to their RDA’s that have side airflow.

The top cap is held in place by two o’rings. Again, these o’rings are not the best when it comes to their tolerance and I really do wish they were just a little bit tighter. I think overall, Fitcloud really needs to up their game when it comes to their o’ring tolerances. Below the two openings is where you will find the bottom airflow of the Condor RDA.

Fitcloud Condor RDA Review

The bottom airflow on this RDA is fully adjustable and it has a ring with a stopper on it as the AFC. The air flow goes through the bottom of the atomizer and it comes up through a honeycomb style port that is underneath your coils and in the center of the deck. The bottom flow is raised up from the bottom of the deck so that when you fill the juice well, the juice does not go into the air flow holes, as long as you don’t over drip or over squonk. There is also a little lip above the center bottom airflow that ensures your juice finds the bottom of the well. On the bottom of the base, there is some Fitcloud branding. The bottom of the base is gold-plated and as I said earlier, it comes pre-installed with a squonking pin.

Fitcloud Condor RDA Review

I’m really not a big fan of Fitcloud pre-installing the squonking pin without clearly marking it on the box. I think this Condor RDA should have been clearly marked as a BF atomizer. I can see somebody that is not paying attention, putting this on their mod and dripping down the middle. They probably wouldn’t make too much of a mess because the squonk juice actually comes out on the top of the post, but nevertheless, I think this should be clearly marked on the box. In order to remove the squonking pin, all you need is a flat head screwdriver. Once the squonking pin is removed, you can replace it with the traditional 510 pin. The base is 24 mm in diameter and the RDA is 36.5 mm high.

The Deck:

This is an interesting deck. It is a three-post design. The two outer posts have one terminal and the inner post has two terminals. Each terminal has a flat head deck screw that clamps down on your leads. The juice well is 9mm deep and it does hold quite a bit of liquid. On the top of the inner post, there is a hole in between the two deck screws. This is where your liquid comes out if you use it as a squonker. The liquid comes out of the top and disperses over your coils. The juice that does not hit your coils settles into the bottom of the juice well.

Fitcloud Condor RDA Review

This is a very innovative design especially for a squonker. You do have to be careful when using it as a squonker. Since the juice hole is on the top of the post, it is very easy to over squonk on this RDA. You have to remember that whatever juice you over squonk is going to settle on the bottom of the juice well. If you squonk too much juice into the well, it is eventually going to make its way through the bottom airflow. With a traditional squonking pin, if you over squonk, some of the juice gets sucked back into the bottle. This will not happen with the Condor RDA, so be careful.

Fitcloud Condor RDA Review

The deck is all gold-plated and the post holes are pretty big. You can get some pretty big coils into this deck and there is plenty of room for wicking material. Since the positive post is the center post, you do have to use all four posts on this RDA. You cannot use just the outer posts when building.

Building And Wicking:

Building on this deck is pretty easy. The terminals are apart far enough where you can mount both coils at the same time and still have enough room to clip your leads. You may have to move your coils a bit to clip the inner leads but its really not a big deal. Coil placement on this RDA is key. You definitely want to mount your coils low enough so that they are in front of the bottom airflow. This also ensures that your coils will be lined up with the side airflow properly.

When wicking this RDA, you also want to make sure that your cotton does not cover the bottom airflow. Once your cotton is inside and fully saturated, I would strongly suggest that you take a tool and push your cotton to the sides of the deck, to make sure that the airflow in the center of the deck is clear. Other than that, wicking is pretty straightforward and there is plenty of room for your wicks. Let’s not forget, this is a really deep juice well.

How Does It Vape?

The Condor RDA has some pretty great flavor. I was actually very surprised because when I first saw it in the box, I thought it was just another cheap RDA. It may be an affordable RDA but it’s definitely got some flavor to it. The clouds are not bad either. What I really like about this RDA is the airflow adjustment range. This has a very wide range of airflow adjustment but even when it is fully open, it is definitely on the restrictive side. That’s okay, that’s the way I like to vape. I always enjoy a flavorful restrictive lung hit and that is exactly what I get from the Condor RDA. It can chuck clouds but its no cloud beast.This RDA is definitely geared more towards flavor than it is clouds, but it is no slouch in the cloud department.

Right now, I am running dual-framed stapled aliens made out of stainless steel 316 and ohming out at .16 ohms. I have it on my Squeezer Squonker by Hugo Vapor and I get a delicious vape off of this setup. I have the airflow shut down halfway on the sides and the bottom airflow is all the way open. This is exactly the way I love to run this RDA. The flavor is on point and I get really decent cloud production.

What Would Have Made It Better:

  • Better O’rings

The Condor RDA has a lot going for it and it would have had even more going for it if they would have paid attention to the tolerances on the o’rings. From the drip tip to the top cap, everything on this RDA is on the loose side. I would have preferred to have much tighter tolerances on all of the o’rings. That’s kind of a shame too, because that’s a simple thing to remedy if Fitcloud was paying attention. There’s really no excuse to send out an RDA with loose o’rings like this. These guys really need to up their game when it comes to this part of the RDA.

Conclusion:

This is a very flavorful RDA especially at its price point. I have had RDA’s that cost triple the price and they haven’t tasted as good as the Condor RDA. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s the next best thing since sliced bread but at its price point, you’ll have a tough time finding a better flavor RDA. In that respect, it is at the top of the heap. The build quality on it is okay and the airflow options are plentiful. It does have a unique sort of deck and it has plenty of room for big coils. If that’s what you are looking for and you are on a budget, then this one is definitely DeucesJack approved.

Fitcloud Condor RDA

The Fitcloud Condor RDA is a very flavorful RDA especially at its price point. The build quality on it is okay and the airflow options are plentiful. Click the Buy Now button to get this great price.

$19.99

Pros and Cons:

A note about Pros and Cons. These are my Pros and Cons. They are very subjective. What may be a pro to me could be a con to you and vice versa.

Pros:
  • Very Good Flavor
  • Unique Deck Design
  • Good Squonker
  • Adjustable Bottom Airflow
  • Adjustable Side Airflow
  • Subtle Branding
  • Notched Barrel
  • Wide Airflow Range
  • Smooth Airflow
  • Price Point
  • Included BF Pin
  • Deep Juice Well
  • Nice Deck Screws
  • Takes Big Coils

Cons:
  • All O’ring Tolerances Are Terrible
  • Easy To Over Squonk On
  • Build Quality Could Be Better
  • Pre Installed BF Pin Is Not Clearly Marked
  • Lack Of A Conical Design

  • Top to Deck Bottom Feeding
  • Center Airflow
  • 9mm Juice Well
  • Gold Plated posts,deck and 510 Pin
  • Split Three Posts Design with Four Holes For Easy Coil Builds
  • Compatible with Single and Dual Coil Builds
  • Adjustable Airflow Cap
  • 810 Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tips
  • Squonker Pin Pre-installed
  • 24K Gold-Plated Build Deck
  • Squonk-Ready 510 Pin
  • Dimensions: 36.5mm Height(not including 510 thread)
  • Diameter: 24mm

Deuces Jack is a well-known member of the VapingUnderground forums where he quickly became respected for his honest opinions and willingness to help other members. He is now a regular content contributor for Vaping Insider. When he’s not vaping or unboxing the latest products for review, he can be found riding motorcycles close to his home in New York.

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