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The RBT Milaana (unregulated single 18650)

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by RastaBuddhaTao, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. RastaBuddhaTao

    RastaBuddhaTao Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Yes sir, just need to do the end of line test, burn-off and get it packed up. I'll shoot you a pic later tonight.
     
  2. vapen00b

    vapen00b ZION,Tubo,MVT,Helios,SBJ,GH,VC,Mi,FW4...

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    Aahhh... you're absolutely right. Damn, how could I have not looked over there until now..?:o
    Now 'watching' that thread :tup:
    See you guys around - where ever! :p

    Post 1001 - and still havin' fun!:lol:

    Have a nice Sundaze y'all!
    :peace:
     
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  3. Bandoo

    Bandoo Well-Known Member

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    :)
     
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  4. muunch

    muunch zzzzz

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    Will butternut be a production wood? Or was that just for the vaped.com custom? I saw another butternut on the tube that didn't have the wormholes, hence my asking. (It's the one with the butternut body and the spalted cap)

    I'm actually really digging it. I was sold on walnut before but I like the butternut (and spalted) too! Will be hard decision. I'm hoping my tax refund is kind to me this year.
     
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  5. AJS

    AJS Calm Consistency

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    Backup hot as fk milaana is going to a friend as he waits repairs on his unit. Female came out when his stem got stuck, then got unstuck and fell to the floor and broke before he could re glue. His unit was an OG delivered may 5th (we both got to test our own units together .. fun as hell cinco de mayo) before the changes were implemented to seat the glass more consistently.

    Let's see if he can tame that milaana without combustion ... won't hold my breath haha. Way more powerful than OGs.

    Me and spalted Karma sittin in a tree ... Vap-ing.
     
  6. RastaBuddhaTao

    RastaBuddhaTao Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    My wood guy gave me one piece to try. There are one or two that are all Butternut and unit with the Spalted cap. Shoot me an email @ rbtvape.service@gmail.com if you would like to reserve one.

    Don't forget to use the discount code xmasfc for a 10% discount over the next 6 days.
     
  7. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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  8. Cl4ud3

    Cl4ud3 Well-Known Member

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    seems good here currently
     
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  9. muunch

    muunch zzzzz

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  10. RastaBuddhaTao

    RastaBuddhaTao Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Thanks, I'll get that fixed.

    Just spent several hours on a conference call with the new Marketing Manager. Spot on perfect! More to come...
     
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  11. RastaBuddhaTao

    RastaBuddhaTao Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Here is a partial list of the updates and improvements we have made to Milaana with the help of FC feedback:


    Recessed glass to reduce the chance of damage if dropped

    Recessed the glass, ground glass, increased glue bond area, and minimized epoxy volume to resolve glass retention issue

    Added quality checks to ensure glass and heater screens are installed properly and the heater's thermal image is free of "hot sots"

    Added a burn-off test and an epoxy cure time extension to ensure the purity of the vapor path

    Added the inlet screen to reduce particulate intake and improve design aesthetics

    Reduced any gaps between the button, body and bottom cap to less than .005"

    Reduction in any burn marks and improved surface finish

    Added quality checks to ensure the mouthpieces fit in the unit properly

    Added an end of line quality check with a temperature gauge

    Added a max current in-process verification of the heater current.

    Added multiple sanding steps to ensure proper surface finish

    Added clamping process to ensure bottom cap fit

    Reduced burn marks on bottom cap

    Added a vibratory bowl matte finish and protective enamel clear coat to the copper door

    Added "Trade Secret" design improvements to the heater to improve thermal consistency

    Added battery charge and unit test for improved out of the box performance

    Secured battery hatch screw to prevent loosening in the field.

    Thanks for all the constructive criticism that has enabled us to make Mi so much better!

    In fact, to show my appreciation the xmasfc discount was just increased to 15%! Folks that purchsed at 10% will be getting the 5% difference refunded via PayPal. This sale ends on 01/14.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
  12. Vapenvy

    Vapenvy Indie vaper

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    Wow. My original non recessed Milaana works really really well. Hard to imagine that newer models have been tweaked for even better performance, but great to hear.

    Thanks for the updates Ryan. I really enjoy reading about the changes and improvements, even if it results in my unit seeming like the poor cousin by comparison...
     
  13. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    DDave stands impressed! This is a hella-generous gesture!!!

    To RBT, a well deserved... :bowdown:
     
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  14. AJS

    AJS Calm Consistency

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    Is this the smooth temperature rise I feel in my spalted?? Makes rips come with ease and preserves flavor amazingly well. Most consistent of all 3 units I've had (and of the 4 I've tried).

    Fun feeling the variety and how units varied throughout 2016. Left with the best and a powerhouse for backup. Wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  15. HellsWindStaff

    HellsWindStaff Dharma Initiate

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    Click to play YouTube Video


    Roughly 10% combustion :lol:

    I tease, it was definitely toasted when done though
     
  16. RastaBuddhaTao

    RastaBuddhaTao Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    There really wasn't any performance enhancements other than tweaking the mean amperage up 10 % inlike @HellsWindStaff mega clouds lol.

    Most where to address fit and finish issues and reliability issues like loose glass and caps.
     
  17. AJS

    AJS Calm Consistency

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    Damn man sick setup!!! Awesome glass.
    You rip like me, haha; the slow start up followed by WAPPOW!!

    Seeing that M2M sit in the milaana upside down almost gave me a heart attack but you know your unit better than I do! Well done man, great clouds. Look forward to more .. maybe ..??

    Edit: @RastaBuddhaTao shh! Let me believe you did some voodoo shit to that heater!
     
  18. slatihe

    slatihe Well-Known Member

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    @RastaBuddhaTao

    Your website is down. Just mailed my early production back up unit back for repair via that life time warranty...

    The inner glass fell out and partially broke.

    Thanks. Still loving them!
     
  19. Bandoo

    Bandoo Well-Known Member

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    The Milaana is the best!
    Now the only other improvement I would try to do, if possible, if I was making them is a female connector from an 'unbreakable' ceramic oxide. Maybe Zirconium?
    It would cost some to get the you know who to do a run but in the long run it would make it virtually indestructable..
    The only loss from a fall would hopefully be the glass mouthpiece.

    Would cut down on repairs and especially for overseas owners.

    Also maybe selling a female connector with heater installed replacement with a few inches of silver solder etc. for the tool adept people from far away..
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    Yo Ryan, waiting for the picture of the cherry and walnut ready to go models. But are there any other dark woods almost ready to go?
     
  20. muunch

    muunch zzzzz

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    I would love for the answer to that to be a "yes" but I'm afraid of what I will do if it is...
     
  21. sickmanfraud

    sickmanfraud Well-Known Member

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    lets not forget to mention overseas owners who live in places with stone / marble / tile floors!!
     
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  22. Cl4ud3

    Cl4ud3 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome deal, I am trying to get a spalted Mi and hope this will still be taken into account when I get an e-mail reply.
     
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  23. BadDog No

    BadDog No Well-Known Member

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    Very cool. My order apparently hasn't shipped yet (a walnut Milaana and sundries). I didn't know about the Xmas deal. Any chance of a discount anyway? And where is my fine new walnut friend btw? I promised his sister "Millie" she'd have a brother and they could share the same batteries. Now she's threatening to combust if I don't come through for her...
     
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  24. RastaBuddhaTao

    RastaBuddhaTao Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Sorry for the delay. I picked up a nasty 48 hour bug that kicked my butt. Should be pretty much back to normal tomorrow.
     
  25. Copacetic

    Copacetic Somewhere North of The Wall

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    Yup, that's an awesome offer :clap:
    I wish I could afford a Walnut to accompany the Spalted unit I'm waiting for.
    I'm going to have to change my profile pic when I get the Spalted.
    I love the way the body shape shows grain off.
    I've been lurking (and loving) the various log threads for ages now, but really think the combination of flat surfaces and curved ones do a better job of exposing the beauty of the various different wood species.
     
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