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Cozy on up to Fall

..School is starting..
..Football Season is approaching..
..Bonfires and cool nights..

All of these things mean that colder weather is creeping up on us. My favorite things about colder weather are bonfires and hoodies.  Rural King sells different kinds of fire pits and items to keep cozy.  Stop by your local Rural King or RuralKing.com to stock up on these absolutely necessary fall items.

Culvert 36″ Fire Ring 55160

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Coghlan’s Magnesium Fire Starter 7870

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Well Traveled Living 28” Bon Fire Patio Fireplace 01471

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5.11 Tactical Lock Up Fleece 42182AG

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Rigid Industries Women’s Hoodie 020W

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Oh and to be on the safe side… It is always handy to have a fire extinguisher. Rural King sells different brands with different sizes. Take a look for yourself! (Rural King Fire Extinguishers)

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So come on down to Rural King to cozy on up to Fall! :)

 

 

Drones are taking over Rural King!

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Don’t worry they are harmless!

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The 350 QX AP Combo captures incredible aerial footage without any of the hassle of buying several components and is backed by the best support in the industry should you ever need it. Feel free to stop looking, you’ve found the perfect AP solution for your fleet!

The 350 QX is very stable and is able to hold position even in wind conditions of 10-15 mph (and small gusts slightly higher) shouldn’t be a big issue.  Anything higher than that may make it difficult to fly.

The transmitter used in the 350 QX2 AP Combo is a full-range, hobby-grade radio control transmitter and is capable of controlling the 350 QX2 beyond the range at which the quad will no longer be visible to the pilot.  Basically, if you can see it, you can control it. In the unlikely event of losing radio contact the model will enter fail safe and return to a range where the radio can communicate again, and at that point the model can be put into return home.

Regarding altitude, when flown in Smart mode (which is for beginners) the quad will only go as high as about 160 feet.  In other modes, it will go higher, but again should not be flown out of the pilot’s line of sight.  Customers should also check for any local laws or regulations that further impact the altitude that this type of product should be operated.

 

Key Features:

  • Included 2-Axis Brushless Gimbal
  • Included C-Go 1 Camera 1080P/30
  • 5.8Ghz Wi-Fi Video Downlink to Supported Devices
  • Large 3S 3000mAh Flight Battery
  • Improved Receiver with External Antenna
  • Improved GPS
  • Visual Compass Error Detection
  • Compatible with All Spektrum Radios

This model includes a plethora of new features including:

  • 2-axis brushless gimbal with optional pitch control
  • 1080/30 camera with 720/30 video downlink to mobile devices
  • 3S 3000 mAh flight battery for extended shoots
  • New DX4 Transmitter

FAQs for BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900

  • What is the range of the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900?
    • You should always keep recreational aircraft in your line of sight (it is a FAA requirement).  The range is how far you can see the craft to fly it depending on your location and the terrain (trees, hills, etc. that might impede your ability to see it). 
  • How far is the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 safe to fly from the pilot?
    • You want to be at least 20 feet (closest) and be able to see the craft to fly it (farthest).  
  • Does the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 have a removable/replaceable battery?
    • It comes with a rechargeable LiPo (lithium polymer) battery that will provide 10-15 minutes of flight time depending on the flying conditions. 
  • What is the range of the flight from transmitter?
    • The transmitter used in the 350 QX2 AP Combo is a full-range, hobby-grade radio control transmitter and is capable of controlling the350 QX2 beyond the range at which the quad will no longer be visible to the pilot.  Basically, if you can see it, you can control it. In the unlikely event of losing radio contact the model will enter fail safe and return to a range where the radio can communicate again, and at that point the model can be put into return home. 
  • What is the sound level of the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900?
    • If flown lower the sound may be heard by animals, there is definitely a sound associated with it, although if flow above tree lines it should be minimal to something on the ground.  
  • How long does it take to recharge the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 battery?
    • It will take about an hour to fully recharge the battery with the included charger. 
  • Can the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 take a picture and video?
    • It can take both picture and video.
  • Can pictures or video be viewed remotely while the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 is flying?
    • With a supported Android or iOS device and the CGO1 app, the pilot can control the camera and see the footage being captured while flying using the included radio mount. 
  •  Are the batteries in the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 easy to replace?
    • The batteries slide in very quickly and easily. It is common for individuals to take multiple charged batteries out with them and replace when needed.
  • What is the altitude/height that the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 can fly?
    • When flown in Smart mode (which is for beginners) the quad will only go as high as about 160 feet.  In other modes, it will go higher, but again should not be flown out of the pilot’s line of sight.  Customers should also check for any local laws or regulations that further impact the altitude that this type of product should be operated.  
  • What is the resolution of the camera?
    • 1080p/30 recording or 720p/30 when streaming;  PIC Resolution 1920×1080;  Downlink Resolution D1 720X480/30p
  • Can the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 tell the difference in height of a hay crop?
    • Unfortunately not, because it is basically a digital action camera.
  • What are the dimensions of the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900?
    • 18.3 in (465mm) – Length x 18.3 (465mm) – Width x 7.48 in (190 mm)
  • Is the BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 fully assembled and can it be disassembled for transport?
    • The BLADE 350 QX2 AP Combo RTF Photo Quadcopter-Drone BLH7900 is fully assembled, and the landing gear can be removed for flatter transport if needed.  This would make it about 3 inches in height without the landing gear attached. The main body does not fold up at all.  

Go out on the water with style!!

I’m not sure about you, but I love to spend my Summer Days in the water!  Sometimes it is relaxing to just sit in the pool but most days, I want to be on the lake rafting!  Rural King has started carrying the right items to ensure summertime fun!  Kwik Tek is a necessity this Summer.

Kwik Tek Airhead towable tubes are the highest quality inflatable tow tubes in the world. Constructed with tough 840 denier nylon covers and heavy gauge PVC bladders, they can’t be beat.  Airhead tubes come in a variety of shapes and sizes to satisfy all ages. 

Kwik Tek Airhead Storm III 3 Person Towable AHST-3

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AIRHEAD STORM III is truly a state of the art towable. No other 3 rider towable provide this unparalleled combination of excitement, stability and comfort. STORM’s wide wingspan and thick front profile allow it to glide effortlessly across big wakes. A neoprene seat pad is provided for each rider. Nylon wrapped handles with neoprene knuckle guards ensure a great grip. The durable RF welded 30 gauge PVC bladder is fully covered by rugged double-stitched 840 denier nylon. When it’s time to relax, STORM III doubles as the world’s most comfortable floating lake couch!

  • Wide-Winged Towable with thick front profile
  • Neoprene seat pads
  • Large comfortable backrest
  • Heavy-Gauge PVC Bladder with RF welded seams
  • Double-Stitched Full Nylon Cover
  • Deluxe nylon handles with neoprene knuckle guards
  • Kwik-Connect tow point for fast hook-ups
  • Boston Valve for convenient inflating and deflating
  • Doubles as the world’s most comfortable floating lake couch!
  • 3 Rider capacity
  • 116″ x 75″ (deflated size)

Kwik Tek Airhead Mach 2 Double Rider Tube AHM2-2

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MACH 2 is our budget minded double rider cockpit towable tube. Cockpit tubes provide a safe and comfortable seat, which is recommended for timid and young riders, but still supplies an exciting ride. Four deluxe handles with neoprene knuckle guards provide a secure and comfortable grip. The heavy gauge PVC bladder and durable double-stitched nylon cover ensure years of service. MACH 2 is equipped with a patented Speed Safety Valve for easy inflating and deflating.

  • Cock-pit towable
  • Heavy-Gauge PVC Bladder with RF welded seams
  • Double-Stitched Partial Nylon Cover
  • Deluxe nylon handles with neoprene knuckle guards
  • Inflated floors
  • Speed Safety Valve
  • Kwik-Connect for fast hook-ups
  • 2 Rider capacity
  • 69″ x 69″ (deflated size)

Kwik Tek SportsStuff Sumo & Splash Guard Combo 53-1807

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This single chamber tube is made of 100% heavy-duty PVC and is put over the rider like a shirt, instead of being directly attached to the boat. Take it to the beach for the ultimate body surfing experience, or grab two SUMOS and have a SUMO wrestling match with a friend! The SUMO SPLASH GUARD (included) is an inflatable armrest/handle with a sleek splash-deflecting design that will keep the spray out of your face. Featuring 6 double webbing foam handles and EVA foam knuckle guards on a heavy-duty full nylon cover. Simply connect a standard tow rope to the SUMO SPLASH GUARD and you can steer the SUMO TUBE back and forth, jump the wake, and roll 360s!

Sumo Tube Features:

  • Unique One-Of-A-Kind Design
  • Multi-functional: Towable Action or Sumo Body Surfing
  • Speed Safety Valve
  • Simple One Chamber Design
  • Wide-Open Neck and Arm Hole

Sumo Splash Guard Features:

  • Sleek inflatable armrest / handle with Splash-Deflecting Design
  • Heavy-Duty Double-Stitched Full Nylon Cover with Zipper
  • Double Webbing Foam Handles with Knuckle Guards
  • Simple One Chamber Design

Kwik Tek Jumbo Dog 5 Person Towable HD-5

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You’ll have the time of your life on this “water weenie” designed for 1 to 3 riders. HOT DOG has deluxe nylon-wrapped handles with neoprene knuckle guards. There are three neoprene seat pads for comfort and to help you stay on top. It’s a whopping 8-1/2 ft. long x 49″ inches wide. Rope hook-ups are super easy with the heavy-duty Kwik-Connect. Three 30-gauge vinyl air chambers are fully encased by a double stitched 840-denier nylon cover. It’s equipped with an Boston valve for the ultimate in inflating and deflating convenience.

  • Classic hot-dog style towable
  • Neoprene seat pads for comfort
  • Heavy-Gauge PVC Bladder with RF welded seams
  • Double-Stitched Full Nylon Cover
  • Deluxe nylon handles with neoprene knuckle guards
  • Boston Valve for convenient inflating and deflating
  • Kwik-Connect tow point for fast hook-ups
  • 3-air chambers
  • 3 rider capacity
  • 103″ long x 44″ wide (deflated)

Kwik Tek Spillway Inflatable Pontoon Boat Slide 58-1350

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SPORTSSTUFF SPILLWAY will provide years of fun for the kiddos! Inflate and attach to your pontoon in 5 minutes or less, then watch the fun start on the 8 foot long sliding surface! The raised inflatable safety chambers on both sides safely keep sliders centered. Four inset molded steps and two molded handles make it easy to climb onto. Constructed of heavy duty UV treated 1,000 denier polyester reinforced PVC to ensure long service. Seams are hot air overlap welded to increase durability. Capacity: 1 user, 200 lbs., 10.5’ x 33in x 54in (inflated)

  • Fits most pontoon boats
  • Heavy duty UV treated 1,000 denier polyester reinforced PVC
  • Inflate & Attach to your Pontoon Boat in 5 minutes or less
  • 8 foot long sliding surface
  • Raised inflatable safety chambers on both sides
  • Four inset molded steps and two molded handles make it easy to board
  • Seams are hot air overlap welded to increase durability
  • Capacity: 1 user, 200 lbs., 10.5’ x 33″ x 54″ (inflated)

There are so many other awesome items that Kwik Tek offers!  Visit www.ruralking.com to view these adventurous inflatables.

If you have any questions on any item, please feel free to call our Customer Service line at 1-800-561-1752.

Build Your Own Martin House

Purple martins are swallows that migrate from South America to North America each year to breed. Many people enjoy listening to their songs, watching their aerial acrobatics and seeing fledglings emerge from their nests. Although purple martins don’t eat mosquitoes, they eat large numbers of many other kinds of insects. For these reasons, many people build martin houses in the hope that the birds will build nests in them.

1 Site your martin house properly. Purple martins won’t nest in houses too near the ground or too near homes or tall trees. Martin houses should be a minimum of 40 feet (12 meters) from homes and trees and 20 feet (6 meters) high.

2 Design your martin house for several nesting pairs. It should have nesting compartments that are completely separated from one another, access holes for the birds, porches to perch on and a gabled roof. Some houses have multiple levels to accommodate more birds.

3 Cut the wood for the floor so it will extend past the exterior walls 3 inches (7.5 cm) on all sides. This creates the porches. You can also attach porches using 3-inch strips of wood.

4 Create several nesting compartments inside using partitions. Each space should be 6 inches (15 cm) tall, 6 inches wide and 6 inches deep.

5 Cut semicircular entrance holes. These should be 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter and 1-3/16 inches (3 cm) tall for each compartment. Set the bottom of the hole flush with the porch to discourage starlings and owls from using the martin house.

6 Drill small holes in the “attic” portion of the house to encourage air flow. Cut a thick piece of polystyrene or corrugated cardboard to fit inside the attic so the house won’t get too hot.

7 Build the roof. Make sure it extends past the exterior walls enough to help shield the access holes from rain and give the birds some shade.

8 Assemble the martin house. Keep in mind that you will want to occasionally disassemble it to clean out the nesting compartments. If you use a router to create slots in the partitions, the floors and in the exterior walls, you will be able to slide them together for a tight fit without permanently attaching them with screws or brads.

9 Paint the house white. Never paint or stain it dark colors, although you can paint the trim another light color if desired.

10 Mount the house on a metal pole that has been set in concrete. You may want to add a winch and pulley system that will allow you to raise and lower the house easily so you can check on nestlings or clean the compartments.

S & K Purple Martin House – 10 Family FH10

SKU: 033570112

Heath Purple Martin House Telescoping Pole MP 15

SKU: 050510058

Take the kids outside for some fun!

With the warmer weather inviting us outside we will need some fun things for the kids to do! I have found a few easy, cheap, and fun things to do outside with the kids. I have personally done these with my 2 nieces and they had so much fun.

sidewalk chalk

*Sidewalk paint

1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup water, and food coloring of your choice

Be sure to make the colors dark because as it dries on the sidewalk it will get much lighter.

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*Dr Suess’ OOBLECK (we all laughed so hard with this stuff)

Mix 2 cups of corn starch and 1 cup of water in a bowl. You can add color but I thought that may get a little messy so I did not use color. If you are outside though color may be fun!

This stuff defies Newtons 3rd law of motion–for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If you quickly smack it with your hand it immediately turns into a solid, instead of splashing or moving. If you slowly move it reacts like a liquid. Try to do this in a shady area as I noticed in the hot sun it will harden pretty quickly.

snowballs

*Fuffy Stuff Snow Balls (as if we didn’t get enough of this, but at least you won’t have to shovel this stuff!)

2 boxes of corn starch and 1 can of shaving cream

This is so soft but can still be molded it really is pretty cool! Go outside and have a “snow ball” fight

fizzy bag

*Fizzy Explosion Bags

Take a paper towel and tear it into 5×5 inch squares (this is your “time-release” packet)

Put 1 ½ Tbls of baking soda in the center of the square

Fold the sides of the square in toward the middle and then the opposite sides in toward the middle with the baking soda inside

Pour a ½ cup of vinegar and ¼ cup of warm water into your plastic bag

Here is where it can get a little tricky, you will need to put your “time-release” packet you made earlier into the vinegar inside the zip lock bag. This will need to be done in a hurry because you need to get the bag closed before the fizzing gets out of control. You can try to zip the bag closed half way and put in the “time-release” packet to save some time.

You will need to give the bag a shake and then set it on the ground and back up!

The bag will start to puff up and when it cannot contain itself any longer there will be a big POP!!

I sure hope this will encourage you to get out and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and have some fun while doing it!

**Don’t forget, check out your local Rural King for most of the supplies needed to try these fun activities!