G'day spitfire66 and N1EDM ,
Sorry also to hear about your retracts ..Well i also flew the spit last weekend and had two bad landings and one get out of jail free pass on the last . I'm finding Its really hard to adjust landings from one warbird ,my Mustang to my Spitfire .. Particularly if i fly the Mustang first.,like last weekend...
I'm like you Spitfire66 I'm coming in with flaps down on the Spit but stalling right as i'm about to touch down ,usually a foot of the ground ,one wingtip hits and then she cartwheels . I've been lucky and done no damage so far. My last flight from last weekend she stalled again a foot from the ground but I quickly pushed throttle up to half and then back to third she leveled her wingtips out off the stall and landed perfectly.
The problem is my Mustang doesn't have flaps so i come in at a less decent angle and slightly less speed ,but as soon as her wheels are about to touch ground I throttle off and and when on the ground i pull hard up elevator to stop the nose over due to the retracts.
The Spit is a whole lot different and a lot of work... The landings I nail come in at a much stepper decent with flaps down and have to be at "speed", at just less than half throttle until i'm just about to touch down then pull back to around third to quarter throttle to about 12 inches from the ground, then I flair using a tiny touch of up elevator and wheels hit still at a reasonable speed( much faster than say a sports model or even my Mustang) ,let her roll for 15 feet washing off speed(don't worry if she bounces) before throttling off completely to idle ,then when slow enough pull hard up elevator( not to early) to stop nose over ,..
It does work I've had many more good landings with flaps than shockers you just have to remember to come in faster than you do normally with most other aircraft ,the flaps cut the landing distance down after you touch down to about 20 to 25 feet ,where as with out flaps you still need to come in at the same speed to stop from stalling but you roll twice the distance .