I would like to know about the way of designing of a kite: do you start with an existing kite, modify and adjust several parameters, build and test it several times (sort of trial & error) or do you use CFD applications or maybe wind tunnel tests.
What are the limits of these, are you able to simulate instationary flows, maybe even aeroelastic effects?
By the way, I still love to actually FLY a kite. But these are some thoughts I had in mind for some time.
... and if you ever are in need for somebody doing an internship or a diploma thesis, just let me know