Make sure that by minimum pitch you mean fine pitch. Some folks have gotten
that backward in the past. In addition, to get more drag during landing, open
the cockpit. You should be able to ease it down so you are almost stalled,
and managing your elevation by nudging the throttle. You want your landing
velocity to be below 100, down around 75 to 80. Of course it also helps
if you're going upwind, or at least not downwind. I tend to pull back on the
stick once I'm on the ground, to push the tail down more, this should allow
a touch of brakes a bit earlier, but you need to wait til you're down to about
30 for that anyway. The spit is definitely more finicky than the hurri in
both takeoff and landing.
There are some good video tutorials and instruction posts for takeoff and landing
on the A2A forum, here: http://www.a2asimulations.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=48
as well as on the main forum. You can also do a search for more discussions, as
this gets a lot of attention.