Uwell Fancier RTA/RDA Review

Updated on: 2019-10-07

Intro

What’s up, everyone? DeucesJack at vapinginsider.com. I got the Uwell Fancier. It’s an RDA/RTA. Yeah, man. Kind of different. 4 ml juice capacity, 24mm in diameter. Basically like a two-in-one atomizer. Wicking this is a little different. I’m going to show it to you. Kind of got to be wicked like upside down. I’ll show it to you up close. It’s dual coil atomizer.

Let’s cut down low. Let me show you how to drop a build in this thing. Let me show you how to wick it. We’ll come back on top. We’ll vape on it. Talk about it, cons, pros and we’re out of here. I’m going to see you down low.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

What’s in the Box

  • Uwell Fancier
  • Extra pyrex glass
  • RDA top cap
  • Squonk BF 510 Pin
  • Pre-built NiChrome wires (2)
  • Extra screws (4)
  • Wrench
  • Pack of replacement O-rings
  • User’s manual
  • Organic Japanese cotton

Alright, everyone! Welcome to the down low portion of this video. Today, we’re going to be going over the Uwell Fancier. It’s an RTA and an RDA. You get two for one. Kind of neat. Comes in this colorful looking tube, over here. You have some specs, you might not be able to read that. If you can, then give it a pause and take a look at it. I’m going to go over everything in the packaging, anyway. On the bottom, you have your barcode, some Uwell branding.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

Let’s open this thing up. Let me show you what we got here. Take the top piece of the tube off. We’re going to take the Fancier and we’re going to put that on deck for a second. You have this plastic tube cover here. You just kind of pop that out. Inside, you get a warning card from Uwell. You also get a spare bottom glass section. You’ll notice, it’s the same glass piece, just one. Has some white etchings on it. The other one has some black. It’s up to you which one you want to use. You get a bag of cotton in the packaging. You also get some pretty nice coils, a tri tool, a squonking pin and some spare deck screws. Here are your different color o-rings. These are your spares and you get a spare gasket.

The Atomizer

This is your RDA section, right here. Real nice machining like our heavy-duty type of chroming. A little bit of a stepped-up conical design inside. Over here, we have an opening for 810 or goon style drip tips. All my other goons fit fine in there. Really nice job on that top cap. You also get a warning card and a Uwell Fancier manual with an authenticity check on the front of it. Manual’s done pretty nicely. Shows you everything you need to know.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

Here is the atomizer. We’ll start off on top as usual. On top, we have a goon style drip tip that almost looks like it’s kind of hollowed out. I don’t like the way they did that. Definitely not a fan of this drip tip. I don’t even like the way the ultem looks with this. I think this would have done better with a black drip tip inside. You got your o-ring in there. There is your catch cup. A little bit of a design on the top fill cap right there. In order to take it off, you give it a simple twist, screws off and just like that Nunchaku, you only have one fill port over here. I don’t know why Uwell is insisting on doing that. I would like to see another one on the other side. That would definitely help with filling this up and displacing the air. I would definitely like to see that. You have a little bit of a recession here. So if you do overfill, you’re not going to go over the top. So that’s not bad.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

On the bottom, you just pull it out. It’s just held in there by the tension of the o-ring just like that. This is where your coil will reside. Inside of this chamber here and down here, these holes right here, this is where your juice is going to drip from and it’s almost like an automatic dripper. It’s going to drip from there and then it’s going to hit the top part here and these slots right here are your wicking slots. What you’re doing is you’re wicking upwards instead of downwards. Kind of neat. Got an o-ring over here. Big, beefy o-ring over here, keeping everything in check.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

Check out that build deck. Basically what this is a build deck. It’s a Velocity style deck with the grub screws on the side. You build it just like a Velocity but then you take your wicks and you shove them upwards into these wicking ports and basically, what happens is your juice is sitting on top of your wicks so gravity is always feeding your wicks some juice. That’s kind of cool, that really is. It’s neat. It’s innovative. I actually like it. It’s definitely different.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

Here is your bottom airflow right here, right under the coil. You get the air flow from here. There’s four airflow slots. It comes in four ways, stoppers on both ends of the airflow. The AFC ring’s a little on the loose side. Whatever you adjust on one, happens on all three. I like this little design here. I just wish the AFC ring was tighter. On the bottom of the atomizer, we have some Uwell Fancier branding, some myUwell.com over here. We have a gold-plated 510 connection with an insulator ring around it and stainless steel threading over here.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

Now, this does come with a squonker but I don’t know, man. I wouldn’t recommend it as a squonker, to be honest with you. I like using it as a dripping RDA or an RTA. The reason I wouldn’t recommend it as a squonker is because that pin is going to squonk into this deck and I don’t know, it just doesn’t make any sense because then you’re going to have to run your cotton on the side here in order to use it as a squonker. That just doesn’t make any sense to me, it really doesn’t. It kind of defeats the whole purpose of the atomizer, in my opinion.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

Here it is set up as the RDA. The problem with this as an RDA is you can’t squonk down the middle. This part right here is basically your juice well so I’m not a big fan of that. I definitely like it better as an RTA than an RDA but the flavor on it as an RDA is not bad at all and it’s actually a good looking RDA. It really is. The performance on it is not bad as an RDA but I would definitely recommend it in RTA version. I think that’s where this atomizer shines.

Building

Let me show you how to throw a build in this thing. We got the post holes open. The one thing some people might not like about this atomizer is those post screws are going to crush your wire if you’re using flat wire. You’re also going to have to make sure that you really open them up and be careful you don’t lose the screws. You want to really open them up in order to get some flat wire in there, just like that. They gotta be opened up really wide. The coils we’re going to be using are the ones that they provided.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

In order to build this thing, it’s just like a regular Velocity style deck. You do one side at a time, top and bottom. Slide it in there, get it as close as you can. See? I would already put that coil out of whack. What I like to do on this deck is I like to keep my finger on there keep it as close as I can to the post then I put my driver in there and I give it a nice tightening, just like that. Don’t go crazy on it. Your coils are going to get out of joint but you know what, we’re going to fix that when we come back to it. Same thing on the other side, get your driver in there. Give it a nice tightening. Probably bring your coil back a little bit into shape by doing this and then we’ll worry about the coil placement later. See that right there, how the coils add a joint well? What we do is we just take our coiling rod. We shove it in there and we fix it, just like so. Get it as close to that airflow as you possibly can. Now we’re going to go and we’re going to go after our leads. Turn it over like that. Get your wire clipper in there. Make sure you put your finger on it so it doesn’t go flying. Same thing on the other side. Get your wire clipper in there. Get your finger over it and give it a snip and that’s how your coil should look. The first one installed. We’re going to go ahead and do the other side.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

Let’s give these coils a gentle pulse and see what we got here. Give them a little strum. Let’s see what the other side looks like. Got some hot spots there. We’re going to strum them out. There we go. We’re glowing evenly from the inside out which is exactly what you want. When it comes to wicking this thing, there’s a couple of ways you can do it. If you’re going to run it in squonk mode or RDA mode. You can wick it down here like you would a normal RDA. You put your wicks right here in the corners. This piece still stays on because it doesn’t come off and I wish it did when you ran it in RDA or squonk mode. I wish you could pull this piece off because I’m not happy that this is staying in there. I think it kind of interferes with the airflow now. If you’re going to run this as an RTA, you’re going to wick upwards and look what I mean by that. You’re going to wick into the east channels upward and since this is kind of unique, that’s the way I’m going to show you how to wick this one because everybody knows how to wick a regular RDA or an RDA that’s in squonk mode. It’s no big deal. So let me show you how to wick it on top.

Wicking

Cotton we’re going to be using is Cotton Bacon Prime. Take some cotton bacon, twirl it between your fingers just like that. Make one side nice and pointy and then we’re going to take it and we’re going to feed it through your coil, just like so. Once you’re done with that, you kind of want to measure upwards. You don’t want to leave yourself a little bit of room for error so cut it about a millimeter above that top part. Same thing on the other side. You want to leave yourself some room for error. We’re going to take the rest of our cotton bacon and we’re going to do the same thing on the other side. We’re going to pull it right through, just like that. We’re going to give it a little bit of a haircut, not much. We’re going to trim them individually once we get them in the wicking ports but there’s a little too much on there right now. You can give it a little bit of a snip. Shout out to the Vape Shears, best scissors in vaping. Make sure you go check them out. We’ll have a link down below.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

Now this is a little weird. The way you wick this one because what you want to do is you’re going to be wicking up. So you take your cotton tool and you just slide your wicks upward just like you would on a regular RDA. But now you’re wicking them up instead of down. Kind of neat. Kind of different, just like that. See how it looks right now? We’re going to do the same thing on the other side. Get them right in there, same thing on the other one. Now your wicks are going to look something like that. Now, what you can do is make sure you separate them. Pull them up if you can, a little bit. Make sure they’re nice and loose and what you want to do is you just go over each one and if it looks a little long, just give it a little bit of a haircut. Just like that, just like that, just like that. That’s what your deck should look like.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

After you’ve wicked it correctly, juice we’re going to be using today is Vape Wild’s Lemon Sansation. Basically like a lemon type of pastry. This is a really nice juice. Very light on the lemon. The lemon is not harsh at all and what you want to do here is you just want to start your wicks off on top here with some juice just like you would on a regular RDA and then you might want to get the cotton down here, a little wet. Want to get that coil going. Same thing over here, just get it kind of primed and ready for when you slap the RTA section on. Same thing over here, just paint that coil in that cotton. Get everything nice and saturated and now what we can do is give it a quick test fire. Make sure we have vape and there we go. You can see, we have vapor. Once you’re all juiced and wicked up. All you have to do to put it together is just pop it right on the RTA section. No need to turn anything. Nothing like that. That big o-ring is going to hold it in place and now this juice, the gravity is going to feed it into those wicking ports and you’re always going to have a wet coil. Kind of neat.

Uwell Fancier RDA / RTA

Let’s cut back on top. Let’s vape on it. We’re going to chat about a little bit then we’ll go over cons and pros. See you back on top.

General Thoughts

Alright, everyone! We’re back on top with the Uwell Fancier RDA/RTA. Yeah, man. It’s kind of cool, kind of different. One thing I want to cover is when I was showing you how to put the bottom part of the deck in, you do got to give it a little bit of a twist. It’s got a couple of threads where it kind of screws on so when you pull it like this, everything just doesn’t come apart. I just want to make you aware of that. I didn’t show that down low. It’s surprisingly easy to build and it’s surprisingly easy to wick. It’s really no big deal. You just turn it upside down and wick it like you normally would if you’re going to run it in RTA form. I like the innovation. I like the deck. It’s different. Yeah, the deck itself is just a Velocity style deck but I like the way they changed around the wicking. I think that’s different. I think innovation improves things in vaping because somebody might come up with something. They might not take that idea all the way then somebody else will come and take that idea and run with it. So I kind of like when they do new things like this. It’s definitely impressive and I’m thankful for stuff like this because it’s the only way vaping gets better.

Cons

It’s got nice flavor. It’s got nice clouds. Let’s get into the cons and the pros.

First con is going to be not all 810s look good on it because of that platform. Uwell, just make a flat platform. Come on already with this nonsense.

No 510 drip tip adapter. That’s a con.

AFC Wing is on the loose side, con.

I wish they provided a bottom glass that was clear. I would have liked to have just had one with no frosting on it whatsoever. That would have been cool because I like to see my build deck in atomizers like this.

The o-ring tolerance is when it’s in RDA form is a little bit on the loose side. It’s definitely big and tall so some people are not going to like that. We’ll give it a con for that.

And it’s really not a great squonker because when you’re running in squonk mode. It’s very easy to over squonk on it because of the bottom airflow.

Let’s get into the pros.

Pros

First pro is going to be its innovative. That’ll always get a pro on this channel.

Very good flavor, pro.

Smooth airflow, pro.

Cloudy vape, that’s a pro.

Never really dry hits. The only way you get this thing to dry hit as an RTA is if the tank is empty. Otherwise, it don’t dry.

It can be converted to an RDA, that’s a pro.

Comes with a squonk pin, pro.

Very versatile, you can go from RDA to RTA form. I like that. That’s a pro.

I’m going to give them a pro on the price point. Thirty bucks, you get an RTA and an RDA. That’s pretty good. I think that’s a big win. Especially for people who want to try different things.

4 ml juice capacity, pro.

Nice coils included, that’s a pro.

And it’s easy to build because it’s a Velocity style deck. We’ll give them a pro for that.

Specs

Specifications

  • Diameter 24mm × Height 56.3mm
  • Tank Capacity: 4 ml
  • Stainless steel, Pyrex glass, Silicone & PEI construction
  • 510 Connection

Features

  • Gold-plated build deck
  • Two-post, dual terminal for single or dual coil builds
  • Side-secured hex screws
  • Threaded top-fill with a large slot
  • 810 PEI Widebore Drip Tip
  • Squonk capable BF 510 pin
  • Dual internal air tubes

Outro

This one was sent to me for this review from Vape Wild. We’re going to have a link down below to their website where you can buy it. We’re also going to have a link down below to the juice I was using, Lemon Sansation from Vape Wild. Basically a lemon type of pastry. The lemon is not too harsh. If you’re into lemony vapes, definitely check it out.

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We’re going to see you guys on the next one. You keep living that vape life. We’re out of here. Deuces.

Pros
  • Its innovative
  • Very good flavor
  • Smooth airflow
  • Cloudy vape
  • Never really dry hits
  • It can be converted to an RDA
  • Comes with a squonk pin
  • Very versatile, you can go from RDA to RTA form
  • I'm going to give them a pro on the price point.
  • 4 ml juice capacity
  • Nice coils included
  • And it's easy to build because it's a Velocity style deck.
Cons
  • Not all 810s look good on it because of that platform.
  • No 510 drip tip adapter.
  • AFC Wing is on the loose side
  • I wish they provided a bottom glass that was clear.
  • The o-ring tolerance is when it's in RDA form is a little bit on the loose side.
  • And it's really not a great squonker because when you're running in squonk mode.

Deals

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