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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.  

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

Hey Teachers!! Great Classroom Project!!

chickenbrooder

This 8 panel plastic brooder would be a great learning project for kids of all ages!  Hatch chickens, pheasant, quail, ducks or other gamebirds or waterfowl and see the cycle of life begin right before your eyes.  This unit is washable and durable and will bring joy and amazement to your classroom for years to come.

Also pictured is the Brinsea EcoGlow used to keep chicks warm and toasty!

These items can be found at your local Rural King store  or at ruralking.com

 

 

Hippity Hop Hop! Bunny Rabbits at Rural King

Rural King Bunny Rabbits

Did you know that some Local Rural Kings carry Bunny Rabbits for Agricultural Usage? Not only do they carry the Bunny Rabbits, but they also carry all your Bunny Rabbits needs.

Rabbit Hutches and/or Rabbit Cages

Rural King carries Rabbit Hutches as well as Cages for your Bunny Rabbit(s). If you are just beginning to raise bunny rabbits, Rural King sells a Starter Rabbit Cage/Hutch Kit equipped with the following: Miller MFG. Rabbit Hutch Kit RHCK1

  • Frame Kit.
  • Rabbit Cage
  • Sifter Feeder and Lid
  • Plastic Dropping Pan
  • 32 oz. Water Bottle and Holder
  • Cage Clips and Wire Clip Pliers

 

 

 

If you are not exactly looking for a Rabbit Cage/Hutch we would recommend looking at our Wooden Rabbit Hutches available for Small Bunny Rabbits and Large Bunny.

Ensure your rabbit is safe with a secure hutch they will be excited to call their home! The rabbit hutch is elevated, and includes a ramp to make it easy for your rabbit to hop into their hutch. Rubber feet are installed on the bottom legs to prevent splintering when outside, or marking your inside floors. Our cage is crated from a fine weather-resistant variety of fir tree lumber and is coated with a protective, non-toxic stain. The water-resistant top is made of asphalt shingles and is designed to protect your pet from inclement weather. (Sold Online Only)

Prevue Pet Small Rabbit Hutch 46Prevue Pet Small Rabbit Hutch 460

  • Assembled: 36” L, 24” W, 35 1/2” H
  • Interior: 31 1/2” L, 20” W, 20” H

 

 

 

 

 

Prevue Pet Large Rabbit Hutch 461Prevue Pet Large Rabbit Hutch 461

  • Assembled: 46 1/2” L, 24” W, 36 1/4” H
  • Interior: 42 1/2” L, 20” W, 20” H

 

 

 

 

 

Bunny Rabbit Feed

Not only does Rural King carry the Bunny Rabbit Hutches/Cages, there is also Rabbit Feed that is sold as well as Rabbit Treats.

Rural King sell the Manna Pro Select Rabbit Feed: Pro, Gro, and Sho. As well as Rural King carries a Country Road Rabbit Pellet Feed.

Manna Pro (Pro, Gro, and Sho) Rabbit FeedCountry Road Rabbit Pellets

 

So if your looking to begin Raising Rabbits for Agricultural Use DO NOT LOOK ANY FURTHER! You have found the spot. Rural King will carry a lot of your Bunny Rabbit needs. If it is not available in store, look online at RuralKing.com.

***FYI: Not all of Rural King Store Locations carry the Bunny Rabbits, but you will still locate Bunny Feed in the store locations.

 

Don’t forget about your Pets!

Staying warm in this weather can be a battle for us, but think about your pets! Rural King has many useful items to help keep our animals warm along with keeping their water from freezing. At this current time, most of our heated livestock items are 15% off! It is an ease on your pockets and your pets!

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Farm Innovators 3 gallon Plastic Heated Poultry Fountain HPF-100  SKU: 011300061

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 Farm Innovators 1500W Safe in All Tanks De-Icer SKU: 002700052

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Farm Innovators Heated 2 Gallon Bucket HB60 SKU: 002700418

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Farm Innovators Premium Bird Bath De-Icer C-50 SKU: 002700337

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Farm Innovators 23″ x 29″ Heated Plastic Pet Mat SKU: 00270036

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Farm innovators Floating Pond De-Icer Green 1250 Watt P-148 SKU: 011300029

These items and many more that we carry will help make life a little easier for you and your pets. Stay warm!