Originally Posted by payne9999
A conventional switch typically won't have a high enough current rating and would be rather large if it did. What I have seen folks do (I am also going to do this) is put a small auto fuse receptacle in the side or bottom of the plane and use a 30-50 amp blade type auto fuse as a fail safe switch. You just plug in the fuse to arm.
There is a thread somewhere here or on the other RC Groups forum that goes into detail. I will look for it....
This would work well for the lower powered models. But the contact material on these fuses, and their related "Sockets" may not stand up to repeated insertions. That might result in extra head on the fuse during flying.
Another option is a Anderson Power Pole, or Sermos "Shorting Link". These type connectors have silver or similar type plated connectors that will hold up fairly well. Both of these connectors have spring loaded contacts.