So, I'm SURE someone out there can help with my... unique... issue. See, I need to attach a spiderbot to helicopter blades via a chain to make it fly. I've linked them all together, but when I try to make it work, all the links go flying everywhere. Also, trying to look at any of it with the viewpoint dropdown ("face", "top", etc) results in seeing gray everywhere and nothing else. I have to work tonight (and worked on THIS all night last night), so I'm going to bed now, and hope that someone has been able to help me by the time I get home from work tomorrow morning. Thank you all for your continued help. I really appreciate you all!
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