I built the git version this morning for (Fedora 14) and tried the AH-1S. For me it starts in a pre-crashed position, the screen is black but the external view shows the nose is in the ground.
Thanks for the test. Looks like it's not ground trimming correctly in the latest FG. Maybe not all the new JSBSim files have been sent over yet.
I just built today's FG code, and the AH-1S is crashed on start-up, just as you found with your build. I'll copy over the JSBSim code and rebuild. I'm hoping that fixes it.
Building JSBSim code into FG solves the problem, so we'll have to wait a bit longer before the FG snapshot will support the newer rotor code.
OK, just got word from Erik Hofman that there was a bug in the transfer script from JSBSim to FG, which is now fixed, and that FG bleeding edge code is now up-to-date with JSBSim.What this means is that you should be able to fly the AH-1S, JSBSim demo chopper, in FG. Let me know what you think.