RE: IMAC maneuvers
from a level horizontal line
Pull to a wind corrected, wings level vertical upline
Pull to a wings level inverted 45 degree downline
execute one half roll to upright
Pull to a wings level, wind corrected horizontal line
Things to look for
The pulls must be the same radius with the first pull dictating how the rest of the pulls should be done, the half roll must be centered on the 45 degree line
Sharp pulls are a no-no
and will get points taken off
The vertical line can be as long as you like, same as the 45 degree line, just make sure you have a line before and after the roll on the 45 and that line MUST be equally, this is the biggest points killer of them all.
Most important, you wings MUST remain level at all times and the proper amount of wind correction must exist at all times.
You are not judged on the "look" of the plane, you are judged on the track of the plane, which means the CG must remain on a given line at all times. You could be pulling a vertical line, yet be yawed to one side 30+ degrees and that would be perfectly acceptable as long as the CG is tracking a perfectly straight line