I agree 100% Bob. Misuse of the flaps, coupled with the inherent problems of the gear placement, can make for a handful to land. I had the experience of spotting for a gent during his 3rd and 4th flights with a CARF Spit(not the same one as in the above post). His 3rd flight was great until he deployed his flaps(about 70 degrees). His plane instantly wanted to balloon and wouldn't settle in on final. He finally raised his flaps and came in hot landing in the grass at the side of the strip. After the flight he changed the throws on the flaps to 90 degrees, telling me that he had been told that he needed to set them to 90 degrees, but that it seemed like too much and he reduced it.
The fourth flight went great, and when it came time to land, he made his turn to final, and dropped the flaps. This time, there was far less ballooning, and it locked in for a beautiful landing on the mains with a short rollout(and no apparent tendency of a nose over). Huge difference.