William Kress (also William circle) (* 29. July 1836 in sank Petersburg; † 24. February 1913 in Vienna) was a flight pioneer and a technical designer. 1901 a powered flight at the Viennese forest lake succeeded to it to the west of Vienna, however the water airplane cameto damage.
Kress learned the occupation of a Klavierbauers and came 1873 to Vienna, where it brought 1877 the first freely floating kite flier model to flies. Up to then the rule applied the fact that nothing that “than air” is heavier could fly.
It inventedaround 1900 the control stick for combined control.
1898-1901 it designed the Kress´ kite flier, a engine-claimant water airplane. At the 3. October 1901 started Kress on Viennese forest artificial lake as first Austrians a flight test, which failed however because of a too heavy engine.
For thatFlight test engine supplied too late (35 HP) was assured twice as heavily as contractually, whereby the floats of the airplane lifted themselves only scarcely before the opposite bank from the water. A strong gust of wind left the water airplane short with the fourth attempt with a turn before thatConcrete dam sink.
In the summer 1902 a new kite flier was finished, but due to financial difficulties concerning the covering of the bearing areas and the transfer on the new settler lake the project had to be stopped. The flight apparatus became to 10. October 1904 brought in Viennese the arsenal.
1913 became at the northernLakeshore of the Viennese forest lake it in honours a monument establishes (sculptors Rudolf baron von Weigl) and Tullnerbach, in whose Gemeindegebiet the lake partly lies, took up the Kress´ propeller to the new municipality coat of arms. There also the William Kress promenade and the Kressgasse are designated after him.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||flight pioneer and technical designer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||29. July 1836|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||sank Petersburg|
|DYING DATE||24. February 1913|