Friday, June 15, 2012

Evel Knievel`s Rocket Skycycle Paper Model - by Rocketry


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A cool paper model in a beautiful Retro Style of the Rocket Skycycle, that Evel Knievel used in his attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon.

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Evel Knievel (1938–2007), born Robert Craig Knievel, was an American daredevil and entertainer. In his career he attempted over 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps between 1965 and 1980, and in 1974, a failed jump across Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket. The 433 broken bones he suffered during his career earned him an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the survivor of "most bones broken in a lifetime". Knievel died of pulmonary disease in Clearwater, Florida, aged 69. According to The Times writing his obituary, Knievel was one of the greatest American icons of the 1970s. Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999. - Wikipedia



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In the  Skycycle`s Cockpit
Evel Knievel (1938–2007), nascido Robert Craig Knievel, era um motociclista audacioso, um stuntman do inferno.
Durante sua carreira, ele realizou mais de 75 saltos insanos, entre os anos de 1965 e 1980. Ele ficou mundialmente famoso em 1974, ao tentar, sem sucesso, saltar sobre o Snake River Canyon em uma espécie de moto-foguete que era disparada de uma rampa de lançamento, tal qual um foguete de verdade.
Ele entrou para o Guinness como o cara que mais quebrou ossos (433 ossos durante sua longa carreira) em vida.
Kienevel morreu aos 69 anos, derrotado por uma doença degenerativa dos pulmões. Ele foi um dos maiores ícones norte-americanos dos anos 1970 e entrou para o Motorcycle Hall of Fame em 1999. - Wikipedia





Link: Evel.Knievel`s.Rocket.Skycycle.Paper.Model.by.Rocketry


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