The Conspiracy is a solid RDA that is machined extremely well. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this to a beginner or as someone’s first RDA because of the fact that you literally have to put every little piece of it together. It’s a solid performer and you will get good flavor and good cloud production, after you put it all together.
If you are an experienced builder that likes those tombstone sort of posts, you will definitely want to check out the Conspiracy. It is a very competent RDA that achieves very good flavor and clouds. It is also a pretty decent squonking RDA. It’s not for everyone, but if you are the type of vaper that likes to tinker and put things together, you will love the Conspiracy RDA. Be sure to check out our Vapor DNA coupon page for the latest deals and discounts before purchasing this RDA.
First Impression Out Of The Box
The Conspiracy RDA comes in a tube fully disassembled. I gotta say, I’m not too impressed. I never ever had an RDA come fully disassembled in all the time I have been doing reviews. This is definitely a first. There’s not even one o’ring in place on this RDA. I will cover this in more detail a little later but I think, this is a bad move and I hope the industry is not moving towards this standard. The packaging is actually very nice and they do include a basic schematic of how to put the RDA together. Everything is tightly packaged in the tube and thank God, everything was actually in the tube.
What’s In The Box
- One 3Cvape x Squirmingcoils Conspiracy 24mm RDA
- Extra O-Ring and Screw Pack
- One Bottom Feed Pin
- One 810 ULTEM Drip Tip
- 24mm Diameter
- Two Post Build Deck
- Top Mounted Terminals
- Two Terminals Per Post
- 3mm by 1.5mm Each Terminal
- Side Mounted Hex Screws
- 5mm Deep Juice Well
- Double O-Ring Secured
- Silver Plated Deck
- PEEK Insulator
- Dual Adjustable Side Airflow
- 10mm by 2mm Each Airslot
- Fully Closeable
- Single and Dual Coil Airflow Capability
- 6mm Bore 810 ULTEM Drip Tip
- Bottom Feed Pin
- 24K Gold Plated 510 Connection
From Top To Bottom
Like I said in the first section, this tank does come fully disassembled. I know a lot of people may actually dig that but I have to say I am not a fan. I always take my RDA’s apart and run them through my UC but this is just ridiculous. I have read all the reviews where they said that they actually like this because they get to thoroughly clean everything and while that might be a pro, there are some significant cons to packaging an RDA like this.
One of them would be quality control. How many times does a factory find out that something may not be machined correctly when they are putting the actual atomizer together? This will not happen with this RDA because the factory that is assembling the packaging is avoiding the whole step of putting the actual RDA together. So, what if you get a part that’s not machined correctly or something that just doesn’t fit? What are you supposed to do? Are you supposed to make it fit or do you have to send the whole thing back? I just think this is a bad move and I am not a fan of it at all.
My other concern is the price point of this RDA. This is not exactly a cheap RDA and for me to actually have to put it together is absolutely ridiculous. If you want to put a significant discount on the RDA and have me put it together, then I can see where that would have some merit but to charge this type of price for an RDA that I actually have to sit there and put together is a con as far as I’m concerned. Besides, how much money could they possibly be saving by not assembling it?
Another concern about putting it together is the fact that not everybody wants to have to do that or has the ability to do that. What if we are dealing with somebody who is older and just doesn’t have the eyesight to put all that stuff together? What if we’re dealing with a vaper that has dexterity problem and does not have the ability to hold those little screws and put them into the deck. I just think this is a careless, exclusionary way to package a product. It’s a shame, too, because it’s actually a really nice RDA but I think, for a lot of people, they ruined the experience of this RDA by packaging it this way.
I think every site that sells this RDA needs to have a clear warning that assembly is required. So far, I have not seen a site selling this RDA without that warning. I know if I was one of the people that I mentioned and I bought this RDA, I would be furious if it came to me fully disassembled. The only good part about the RDA being disassembled is the fact that it will force the new user to get a good idea of how an RDA actually works. Other than that, I don’t see a lot of benefits here.
Okay, enough about the disassembled RDA. Let’s get into how it actually works. Once you have the RDA fully assembled, you will notice that you have a donut-shaped drip tip. The drip tip is made out of Ultem and it has some 3Cvape branding engraved into it that you really have to look for in order to be able to see it. The edges of the DT are very thick but the DT itself is comfortable. It does a good job at keeping the heat from the top cap from transferring. The drip tip is a Goon-style drip tip and so far, all of my Goon or 810 style drip tips have fit quite snug.
The machining on the RDA, overall, is excellent. I have found no sharp edges or faults in the machining. The interior of the top cap does have a conical design to it. There are three cut outs on the interior of the top cap so you can use this RDA in single or dual coil mode. There is one o’ring towards the top of the top cap that does secure the top cap to the barrel of the RDA. The o’ring on the top cap is very loose and I really do not like the tolerance at all.
The barrel of the RDA has two airflow cutouts that coincide with the airflow cut out on the top cap. The cutouts measure 10 mm by 2 mm. It is also secured to the base of the RDA with two o’rings. Again, the tolerance on the o’rings is just too loose for my taste. I really think 3Cvape needs to work on their tolerances as far as the o’rings go on this RDA. Everything is just a little too loose for me especially when I compare it to other rdas on the market right now at this price point. If you are going to be in the above $4o range, then loose o’rings are unacceptable.
The bottom of the deck looks to be silver-plated like the rest of the interior of the deck. There is some company branding on the base as well as some Conspiracy branding. The gold plated 510 pin is fully removable and you can replace it with an included squonking pin that is also gold plated. The threading around the 510 is also silver-plated. The deck is 24 mm in diameter. The 510 protrudes more than enough in order for it be safe with hybrid mech mods.
The deck on this RDA is very interesting. It is silver plated and I do have to admit that I have never seen it before. I’m sure somewhere, somebody, has made a silver-plated deck but this is the first one that I ever reviewed. I do like the look of the silver plating but I am concerned about how it will actually hold up over time. I guess only time will tell. I have had it for well over a month and so far, so good.
The posts on the deck have that tombstone style type of configuration that definitely remind me a lot of the Galatek deck on the Asmodus RDA. I do like the way the post holes open from the top and the way they are configured because you are able to slip flat wire builds in there without actually twisting your leads. Once your wire is in the terminal, you tighten it from the side, with gold plated grub screws. In essence, this is a postless deck with the bottom part around it carved out. It is what I like to call a postless style deck.
3Cvape claims that the juice well is 5 mm deep. I’m really not too sure about that because it does seem to be on the shallow side to me. It’s not like the juice well is monstrously deep and you can’t over drip on this RDA. In fact, when I ran it as a squonker, I did find myself over squonking on it. So I’m not too sure about the accuracy of that claim but I really don’t believe that it is 5 mm deep. It looks more like 3 mm deep than 5 mm.
Building And Wicking
Building this RDA is pretty straightforward. If you have built a postless deck in the past, you should not have any issues. As with most postless style decks, the most important part is taking your time trimming your leads so that you have the correct coil height. Once that is achieved, coil placement is the next key thing that you have to worry about. What I do like about this deck is it does give you a lot of options when it comes to coil placement. The terminals are huge at 3 mm by 1.5 mm so you have plenty of room to get some nice, fat, flat wire builds in there. The terminals themselves are a nice distance apart so if you want, you can use a coil with quite a few wraps, you definitely can.
You can run your coils pretty low on this deck or you can run them high, as well as somewhere in the middle. I have found that I like to run my coils so that the airflow is hitting them from underneath. I do not like running this RDA with my coils right up against the side of the airflow. I tend to bend my coil over a little and keep them on the high side so I get all the airflow from underneath my coil. This is the best way I have found a build this particular RDA and get the best flavor out of it.
Wicking on this RDA is extremely easy as well because of the way the leads of your coils are mounted. When the coils are mounted, you sort of hang your coil over the sides of the post holes. This pulls your coil away from where your leads are actually mounted and it has the added benefit of getting your leads out of the way so your cotton can hang freely over the deck. Gently pull your cotton through the coil, cut it near the last o’ring on the base, and tuck it in from the sides of the deck. That’s it, you are all wicked up and ready for juice.
How Does It Vape
This is what I would call a solid flavor RDA. It does not have OMG flavor but the flavor is very good. It does have very smooth air flow and once you do cut it down a little bit, the flavor definitely intensifies. One thing I found very curious is the fact that this RDA is made by a coil builder, yet there were no coils included in the package. Go figure? Seems like a missed opportunity to me.
Right now, I have framed Aliens in the Conspiracy ohming out .22 ohms at 65 watts in power mode on one of the mods that I am currently testing. I get pretty good flavor and I am using a juice that I know pretty well. The clouds are very good and the flavor is very good. It’s nothing mind blowing and it’s nothing exceptional. I would say that this RDA is definitely better than the average RDA on the market but it’s nothing groundbreaking or special.
What Would Make It Better
- Better Tolerances On The O’rings
I honestly think if 3Cvape would have done a better job on the o’ring tolerances, this would have been a much more enjoyable RDA. They are just too loose and it really is an issue especially when the RDA is screwed onto a mod a little too tightly. I find myself having to actually remove the top cap and grab the actual deck in order to get this RDA off of a mod in that scenario. I just think, at this price point, they should have done a lot better as far as the o’ring tolerances go.
I hate to keep bringing up the price point but I really do not expect to have to put together an RDA that is in the $60 range. That is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t know whose idea this was or how much money they actually saved by not assembling the RDA but I think, it’s a terrible idea.
- Excellent Machining
- Nice DT
- Silver Plated Deck
- Included Squonking Pin
- Good Flavor
- Good Cloud Production
- Easy To Build
- Easy to Wick
- Subtle Branding
- Lots Of Spares
- Dual Or Single Coil Mode
- Nice Packaging
- Versatility Of Coil Placement
- Smooth Airflow
- O’rings All Around Are To Loose
- No Coils Included
- Full Assembly Required
- Price Is A Little On The High Side
- Juice Well Is Kind Of Shallow