(section: 4 / paragraph: c / line: 1)
Yes, there can be a release of stored energy between the two simple machines in a transfer. No, the output of the first simple machine does not have to directly drive the input of next one.
(section: 3 / paragraph: e / sub-paragraph: N/A / line: N/A)
The loading block is to be aligned with the centerline of the test base which would be the center of the Bridge span when it is placed on the Test Support on one side and the Bearing Zone of the Test Base on the other side.
(section: 4 / paragraph: c / sub-paragraph: i / line: 1)
No, the 2 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm block will not be secured to the Test Base.
(section: 5 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: i / line: 1)
If the test support falls over, loading will stop and the weight held at that time will be used to calculate the final score. There will not be a second try at testing the bridge.
(section: 3 / paragraph: b / line: 3)
No, rubber bands are specifically not allowed to attach the wing or stabilizer to the fuselage for safety. The wing or stabilizer could become separated from the fuselage during launch.