Appending object trouble

Hi, trying to make a space battle. Got some ship designs in other files, these have drivers on.

first problem is that I link object, cant use the rig…not a problem for the most part.

append item instead but cant move it…literally wont move. not sure why because I appended before and it worked which leaves me with problem no 2, the one that did append, the drivers wont work. I’m guessing its conflicting with the other ship with the original drivers…

any way around these 2 problems?