Theoretically it would be possible to design retracting mains that could be hydraulically repositioned 3" to the rear after landing, so as to avoid lowering the nose.
But then, since partially lowering the nose achieves the same effect, I don't see much point, beyond just making the plane look more "normal".
Redesigned 4-place canard.
500+ hrs into prototype build, Start Oct. 1, 05
(also build a MkIV fuselage, w/plans #1279)