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Igor Bensen in early 1950s managed to install the already-in-hang-gliding tensionally-hung-pilot-behind-triangle-control-frame weight-shift control system. He managed to use such mechanics that had been exhibited by the 1908 Breslau gliding club where the triangle control frame was cable-stayed; we still use the same system in most of today's hang gliders. The car-carried kite-glider of Bensen gained a high press following and hobbyist and sport following with images in literature throughout the world.

Igor Bensen went on to found in 1962 the Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA).